Sharpen your profile - starting with your personality description
Posted by The RSVP Team onAlthough getting online is relatively straightforward, writing your profile can be pretty time consuming, complicated and even a little confronting.
But don't worry - it's quite natural to find it challenging because when you're completing your profile, you're forced to think about who you are and what you actually want in and from a partner. And, this might be the first time you've formally and seriously considered these types of questions.
One of the areas members find especially tricky is writing a personal description. This is because it's a bit like writing a short personal biography and many of us haven't actually written one before. Some will have written a corporate CV but even company directors and CEOs can find it hard to brag about themselves on paper. It's often their support staff that have to sharpen their bios and make sure they're not selling themselves short.
Don't underestimate the importance of how you describe yourself. Your personality description and photo are the two key factors that influence whether other singles will contact you.
Tips for writing a good personal description
1. Think of it like writing a social biography and get your support people to help you. Ask a close friend to read your description before you put it online or review what you currently have up. More often than not, they will have some helpful suggestions for you. Remember - how you see yourself is often very different to how others see you.
2. Once you've listened to their feedback, consider this alongside ways that you can make your description different from other members. Don't play it safe and make your profile look like everyone else. Name your points of difference, provide some insight into what makes you tick, your sense of humour, lifestyle and tastes.
3. Importantly, check your spelling and grammar before you go live. It sounds simple but makes a world of difference!
Then see how you go. If you find you're not attracting the type of people you want - revisit your profile and try and identify why this is. Tweak your profile here and there and see if you get different results.
Have fun and good luck.
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