As you’ll see, there’s no need to make yourself out to be someone you’re not or sweep all those little quirks under the carpet.

In a nutshell, one of the essential qualities to aim for when writing a dating profile is honesty.

Here are some examples of questions that will help you describe yourself: It is a good idea to do both these things – question friends, question yourself – before you write your profile.

Many online daters don’t describe themselves well because they’re not prepared.

This is why most dating profiles have “in your own words” sections.

By going above and beyond what’s expected, your profile will really stand out and interest people not just because it’s interesting but because you made the effort to make it so.

Dating profiles vary enormously from dating service to service, ranging from fairly basic to the mega profiles at e Harmony (review).

So, some will match up well with your “about me” information but others won’t.

A good way to approach this is to draw up a mini survey.

For instance, ask them to list your top five strengths, your top five weaknesses, your most interesting characteristic, your most likeable characteristic, your most annoying characteristic, your skills, the thing they most admire, etc.

If you’ve read my other articles on online dating around the world, you know that I normally have long descriptions of the various dating sites I recommend.