Freshen Up Your Dating Profile For the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us! Are you about to shove your dating life to the “Do Right in 2011″ list? Don’t do it; try this first. Change just a few lines of your dating profile and you’ll be amazed at the new life it breathes into your online dating experience.

Why It Works

Most singles skimming their online dating site are doing just that – skimming. The good thing about skimming is that you can read a lot in a short amount of time. This is great for the skimmer, but not the skimmed. If the beginning few lines of your profile are lackluster, you’re outta there, buddy!

But there’s hope!

Changing the first few lines of your profile and trading out your main photo for another photo makes you look 100% new to those skimmers. You have a second chance to catch their eyes and get them to STOP on you, and then click to read more.

Take advantage of this! All sites will let you change your photo and profile and some sites will even let you change usernames when you want a total refresh of your look. Do it, do it, do it. If you’re not getting the amount of attention you want, it’s up to you to make yourself look fresh and new and eye-catching.

The Holidays Are A Great Time To Freshen Up Your Profile

I love the holiday season because it gives you some great dating profile material. Everyone has holiday stories, holiday memories, holiday activities. These things not only say a lot about who you are, but they’re laden with emotions. Emotions that can warm the heart of that cutie across town and get them interested in getting to know you.

Questions to Consider When Writing Your Profile Intro

  • What does the holiday season mean to you?
  • What do you associate with the holiday season?
  • What’s your favorite Christmas / Hanukkah / Yule / etc memory?
  • Is there a smell that just screams HOLIDAYS to you?
  • Do you have any weird holiday traditions?

Examples of Holiday-Themed Dating Profile Intros

Using prompt: What does the holiday season mean to you?

Cookies, cookies, cookies. Every December when I was little, my mom would make Hershey Kiss Cookies on Sunday night. We’d burn our tongues on them straight out of the oven, but it never stopped us. I made some yesterday, and well… let’s say things haven’t changed.

Using prompt: Is there a smell that just screams HOLIDAYS to you?

When the grocery store puts out the display of cinnamon brooms, I know the holidays are here. I buy one every year, even though it’s utterly useless as a real broom. The smell just makes me smile.

Using prompt: Do you have any weird holiday traditions?

Every year, my family does an Iron Chef Dessert contest for Christmas. Last year’s Christmas dinner plate had one piece of ham and five slivers of various pies. Totally indulgent and awesome. My friends have been known to ditch their families to come to our dessert feast.

Just Do It!

Updating your profile with timely information about the season not only gives you the second chance to catch a passing skimmer but also shows the singles on your dating site that you are recently active (and most importantly, still single!).

Invest ten minutes in freshening up your profile today and who knows, you may have a date tomorrow!

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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