Everyone needs to find love, and with today’s hectic schedules, it can often be difficult to meet someone in a traditional setting. Many single parents with kids find that meeting people and dating is even more difficult, as they don’t have as much free time. This is why many single parents use online dating sites to find love.
As a single dad looking for love in an online dating setting, it’s important that you create a great profile in order to receive the best matches and meet people with similar interests. The following are some great tips to help you write the best online dating profile.
Proofread Your Work
One of the most important aspects of writing a great online profile is to proofread your work. Spelling mistakes and poor grammar are unattractive, and it can completely deter your efforts in finding a relationship. Aside from using your word processor’s spell checker, you should also invest in a grammar checker such as Grammarly. Grammarly will proofread and spell check your work, catching more mistakes and errors than a normal spell checker would. Plus, Grammarly will also give you tips on how to improve your writing, making you stand out from all the schmucks with poor grammar and spelling.
The first line of your online profile needs to be strong. This is the first thing other users will see (aside from your picture), and this will be the reason they either continue to or stop reading. Make sure that the opening line of your profile tells a little bit about you and sets the tone for the rest of the content. For example, as a single dad, you should always start out with a sentence that discusses you’re a single dad. This way, women who come across your profile will know right away that you have kids and that they’re important to you. This will weed out all those women that may not want kids or may not want to someday be a stepparent.
Too many online dating profiles contain vague descriptions, as this doesn’t provide you with the best matches. Instead, you want to include specific details as often as you can. For example, if you’re talking about how you enjoy working out, talk specifically about what you like to do (run, play basketball, Zumba, etc.). If you’re talking about your kids, you can discuss ages and gender. This will let women know if you’re a father of toddlers or a father of teenagers, and if they too have kids, they can use this information to determine if your kids are around the same age.
Touch a Bit on Every Topic
It’s important that your dating profile is descriptive and specific, but it’s not an autobiography on your life. You want to make sure that you keep some things a mystery so that you have something to talk about on your date. Touch a bit about where you grew up, but don’t give details about every year of your childhood. Mention where you went to college, but avoid details about loving your fraternity and the wild parties. Talk about your job, but don’t delve into “a day in the life” of your profession. Touching on everything gives potential matches the ability to learn a lot about you without being bombarded.
Steven Peters is a father and avid writer who enjoys writing about anything from the importance of using a grammar checking tool to creating social media business pages.
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