How to Effectively Use Descriptive Language in Your Dating Profile

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What kind of language do you use in your dating profile? Writing a strong dating profile isn't easy, a lot of the clients I've worked with have told me that they have no idea how to write about themselves. Their stories are not really that unusual. Many people struggle with being able to talk themselves up or highlight their best features in their dating profile. The words we choose to describe ourselves (or our ideal matches) can have a huge impact on how your dating profile is received … [Read more...]

Hacking dating site algorithms to find a better match

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  If you've been on dating websites for a while you've probably thought to yourself as some point or another "where are they coming up with these suggested matches from?" Some dating websites, such as OkCupid, base their compatibility scores on how you answer their questions; other sites determine whom they send your way via the general preferences you’ve listed on your profile.  Depending on the website and how much profile information you’ve filled out, the matches that are being … [Read more...]

The Top Five Statements That Hurt Your Online Dating Profile

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There are some phrases and themes that seem to pop up over and over again in less than fabulous online dating profiles. More often than not, people are simply unaware that some seemingly innocuous sounding things can actually be huge turn-offs. (Of course there are extreme versions of crazy stuff people write too, like this dude.) We've compiled a list of the top things you should never include on a dating profile and some helpful hints about how they can be corrected. 1) "I don't know … [Read more...]

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Online Daters (Part 1)

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  Hello fellow geeks! I'm sure you've probably heard of the (now classic) self-help book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. It's maybe not the most geeky literature in the world (in fact it's very mass market) but it's definitely a game changer in terms of the way we approach ourselves and the people we interact with in our day to day lives. Though the book and the habits within are generally applied to business contexts, they're also quite … [Read more...]

The best writing exercise to improve your online dating profile

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Often when I ask a client what they’re looking for in a potential partner they don’t know how to answer. Creating a dating wish list is relatively simple to do and will definitely improve the quality of what you choose to include in your profile. It’s a valuable writing exercise because once you are clear in your own mind about what you are looking for your entire outlook on online dating will change. With any dating profile you’re writing as much about yourself you are also writing about … [Read more...]

Win A Dating Profile Makeover – Free from Geek’s Dream Girl

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Is your dating profile currently lacking in results? You’ve been told there are Plenty of Fish in the sea, but every time you cast your reel it seems to come back empty. You’re so over that stupid (Ok)Cupid and are nearing the point of fearing being forever alone and never finding your true Match. Or maybe the situation isn’t quite that dire, but you’d just like to go on some dates. That’s equally valid too. We get it – looking for love online can sometimes be frustrating. Luckily for … [Read more...]

Dating Profile Help: The Summer Loving Edition

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Yay, summer is finally, officially here and like The Zombies song says, "it's the time of season for loving!" That's right, the nights are long, the days are hot and I sincerely hope you are feeling the amorous midsummer vibes right about now. It's also currently Pride Month is many places, so happy Pride to all of the LGBTQ geeky folks (and allies) who are celebrating! Here in Toronto, we're in the midst of Pride Week, which is one of the largest in North America. There are also still lots … [Read more...]

Dating Profile Help: December Tips, Questions, and Writing Prompts

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Happy December! We've made it to the last installment of this series! Every month in 2012, I delivered tips, questions, and writing prompts to freshen up your dating profile and have you looking your best for the love of your life (or the love of the month, if you roll that way). Did they help you write a better profile? Did they help you snag a date? Let me know! Big Tips For Every Dating Profile Start with a bang! Folks on the internet are in a hurry and like to have things delivered to … [Read more...]

Dating Profile Help: November Tips, Questions, and Writing Prompts

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Happy November! Every month in 2012, I'm delivering tips, questions, and writing prompts to freshen up your dating profile and have you looking your best for the love of your life (or the love of the month, if you roll that way). Big Tips For Every Dating Profile Start with a bang! Folks on the internet are in a hurry and like to have things delivered to their eyes as quickly as possible, otherwise, they move on. If your first sentence or two isn't gripping, they're going to slip away to … [Read more...]

Dating Profile Help: October Tips, Questions, and Writing Prompts

October Dating Profile Writing Help

Happy October! Every month in 2012, I'm delivering tips, questions, and writing prompts to freshen up your dating profile and have you looking your best for the love of your life (or the love of the month, if you roll that way). Big Tips For Every Dating Profile Start with a bang! Folks on the internet are in a hurry and like to have things delivered to their eyes as quickly as possible, otherwise, they move on. If your first sentence or two isn't gripping, they're going to slip away to the … [Read more...]