Ready to go online for a date? We second-time-rounders, in particular, feel more comfortable with a little help when approaching this new way of dating. A widowed lady confided in me lately that she wouldn’t know where to start or how to go about getting back into the dating scene. The same applies for divorced people or anybody who before was in a relationship or married for years and had no need to fine-tune their dating skills then. There is help out there…

An online dating profile just like the others Maybe you are not really good at writing or maybe you are intimidated when it comes to answering questions about yourself. A quick solution is to copy material from other online dating profiles. The problem with this is that one online dating profile starts to sound just like the other. Just like with a resume, you have to find a way to stand out from the bunch. When writing an online dating home tradings, focus on describing what you like to do for fun and what you are looking for in a partner.

You need to give your profile some thought and build it around ‘AUTHENTICITY’ and ‘ATTRACTION’. I suggest using a basic template for your background or having someone build one for you. Begin by going to your ‘about me’ section and writing about you, your background, your experience in network marketing, and how you are able to help others who are seeking friendship and a mentor in their business. Focus on the big ‘CV’ when creating your profile. CV stands for Creating Value!

Customize your URL. LinkedIn will automatically generate a URL for your profile, but you have the option to customize your URL. Customizing flat out looks better, plus it’s easier for people to remember and retype, both of which are a benefit in your jobsearch. To customize the URL, first select Edit Profile under the profile menu. At the bottom of the snapshot area is the current public profile url – click on the small edit button next to the url. In the screen that opens, you look for the Public Profile URL widget towards the bottom right of your screen. Select the option to customize your URL and select something that is unique to you, such as your full name or your full name with middle initial.

Women have a tendency to dwell on the past in their online profile. If you read some of them, you’ll see that they say more about what they don’t want than they do about what they do desire!

You should at all costs avoid having grammatical errors or spelling mistakes in your profile. As it does not reflect good on you in any way and it is pretty easy to avoid. Most dating sites (and web browsers) have a built in auto correct so it should not be hard to avoid.

If you are required to list a weight MAKE SURE YOU LIST IT and do not lie. Some of you may be wondering why this one is important. If a male looks at your profile and sees that glaring “0” they are going to think you are seriously overweight. Typically people equate overweight to being unattractive. Just list your weight. Most guys have no idea how much a woman should weight anyway and just look at the photos, but a “0” is just a big red flag.

There is a strategy to online profile writing – it’s not fibbing and it’s not bold face truth either. Positioning that’s well done is the key to online success AND to getting much of what you want in life. Soften up your profile and promote your good points. Illustrating why you are a good catch is the name of the game.