Does Your Dating Profile Stink Like The Undead?

Undead Head by AvatarArt.comFreshen up!  You’ve heard me say it before, and I’ll keep advocating it because it really matters.

One of the most unattractive things about a dating profile (besides the usual red flags) is the stench of one that’s been neglected and left to rot.

A lot of people assume that you can just write a dating profile (or hire someone to write your dating profile for you) and just leave it be for ever and ever, amen.

That’s not exactly true.

If you want your dating profile to smell fresh and clean and attractive, you’ll want to keep it updated at least once a season to reflect what’s going on in your life and world.

A Seasonal Example

John loves to waterski.  He’s been doing it since he was a little kid growing up on a lake in Florida.  But now he lives in the north and waterskiing isn’t something he can do year-round.

If John wants to keep his profile smelling fresh and clean, he’s got four options that he can plug into his dating profile depending on the season:

  1. Summer: I’m out on the lake as often as possible these days.  Nothing beats the sensation of flying across the water on my skis or board.
  2. Fall: I’m a little bummed that soon the weather will be too cool for waterskiing.  Most of my summer was spent on the lake and I’m going to miss it.
  3. Winter: I’ve been trying to satiate my hunger for waterskiing by learning how to downhill ski.  It’s fun, but it’s just not the same.  Are you looking forward to Spring as much as I am?
  4. Spring: I’m pretty pumped about the weather warming up so quickly this year.  Really, really hoping I can break out my waterskis soon!

How much cooler and more ALIVE is his profile now that the folks reading it can see that he’s updated it recently?  It also shows that he’s passionate and excited about something – even if it is waiting for winter to be over, already!

Think About It

What can you freshen up in your profile?

  • An outdoor activity you enjoy that season
  • A convention or meetup you’re attending or just attended
  • A movie you’re looking forward to seeing / just saw
  • A book you just read
  • A current political issue you feel strongly about (WARNING: Only do this if you’re prepared to deal with people who don’t agree with you. Politics are a dangerous subject.)
  • A concert you’re looking forward to attending / just attended

It’s pretty easy to think up little ways to freshen up your profile.  It only takes a few minutes of your time and the results are more than worth it.

Don’t Forget!

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About e

Since 2008, E. Foley of Geek’s Dream Girl has been helping geeks from around the world find love. She writes amazing online dating profiles for her fellow geeks and guides them through the perilous waters of the dating scene and out the other side. She's totally proud to report that she's even caused a couple geek weddings! She lives in Maryland with DaveTheGame, her adorable cats, Mr. Peanut & Don Juan, and Titania, Queen of the Cocker Spaniels. (Email e, or follow @geeksdreamgirl on Twitter.)

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