Is Your Cougar Net Empty? How to Write a Winning Online Profile

One of the issues of making an attempt to join with individuals online is getting their consideration. There is a lot of competitors on the market and Cougars are selective. They know what they need, which additionally means they know what they do not need. If older males are not inspiring, then do not fall of their footsteps. Cougars are on the lookout for enjoyable, pleasure and somebody who displays that in his profile will get responses.

When I learn the profiles right here and on different dating sites, I begin feeling like I’m watching repetitive scenes from the film Ground Hog Day; you already know…the one with Bill Murray the place each morning when he wakes up the day is strictly just like the day earlier than.

Every profile begins to look and sound the identical. They all blur into one another. I learn. I click on to the following. I learn. I click on to the following. If there may be nothing within the very first line that grabs me, I click on DELETE and go to the following.


People are busy. We solely have a lot time to accomplish that many issues in any given day. If you aren’t having any luck getting responses out of your online profile, then take some useful suggestions and do a profile makeover. What have you ever bought to lose? Oh, yeah… one other lonely Saturday evening…

Here we go:

1) Read a ton of profiles for each women and men.
Notice which of them seize your consideration and why. Make some notes. Take a shut take a look at the very first line. That is your “signature” line that tells individuals why they need to trouble to learn the remainder of your profile. When you learn girls’s profiles, you begin to perceive what they’re on the lookout for and what sort of language they communicate.

2) Do not put your self down.
Don’t say,”Well, I’m just me,” or “Wow. I never know what to write on these things,” or “Ask me if you want to know more.” It makes you look wishy washy, lame and like you’ve gotten a lot of insecurity points. It additionally makes you appear like you do not know who you might be. If you do not know who you might be, why ought to anybody have an interest? If you might be online, you might be already in a public venue. So do not conceal who you might be after which anticipate somebody to “recognize” how particular you might be by some magical telepathy and hit you up to know extra.

Instead, write one thing that performs to a private energy you’ve gotten. “Dashing young dude with a penchant for sweeping you off your feet and onto the dance floor seeks fun loving, leading lady to star in everlasting relationship.”

Get my drift? Sparkle! Shine! Excite us! Give us the ‘wow’ issue!

3) Don’t make cliche statements.
Don’t begin your profile with “I am…” statements. “I am beautiful, sexy, compassionate, honest, intelligent…” yeah, yeah…everyone says that. Did you ever learn a profile that mentioned, “I’m a loser, drug addict, unemployed bum sleeping on my mother’s sofa?”

Tell us one thing about you that makes you completely different from everybody else. “One of my passions is animal rescue and this summer our group is hosting the Basset Hound Olympics to raise money for their veterinary care.” Gee, would not that inform somebody how compassionate you might be and the way you want doing charity work? Be particular. Actions communicate louder than phrases.

Avoid “I like to work hard and play hard,” or “I am as comfortable in a dress as I am in jeans and a T-shirt.” How many occasions do you see these statements? “I enjoy fine dining.” (Who would not?) “I am independent.” (And which means…?) and for God’s sake aren’t all of us sick of “I like to take long walks on the beach” and that nauseating time period, “with that special someone.” (Pardon me whereas I skeeve.)

4) Be compelling
Take a stand. State an opinion. This method you’ll look outlined as a particular person to somebody and can appeal to individuals who share your identical views and pursuits. “My idea of a great first date is microwaving crayons into shapes of famous historical figures and then discussing socialism over a fine glass of port,” is extra definitive than “I like to do silly things and discuss events of the day.”

People like to meet individuals who know who they’re. It exhibits you’ve gotten one thing to convey to the desk and you could maintain up your finish of the date or relationship.

5) Post a good, clear image of your self.
Smile. Don’t publish a severe shot since you suppose it makes you look cool. It makes us surprise should you simply bought out of jail. Don’t put on sun shades. Don’t attempt to look or act cool. Look pleasant, glad, approachable and enjoyable! Don’t flash gang indicators or peace indicators or flip the fowl. Leave your penis in your pants. We’ve seen them earlier than they usually ain’t all that and a bag of chips.

Put up a number of images, particularly of you doing enjoyable issues that we’d take pleasure in doing with you. Do not put up a pic with you and your ex. Do not put up a pic with you and half of your ex minimize out of the pic. Ladies, consider it or not, not each man likes to see us with our canines. *sigh* So embrace a pic of you and Bonster, however put another pics in as effectively. If a man isn’t a pet proprietor or loves his 23 cats, he’ll most likely cross on you and fido.

6) Your display screen identify says a lot about who you might be and what you might be on the lookout for.
If your display screen identify is “Young and Hung” or “Licking My Eyebrows” we all know you might be on the lookout for booty calls and never a severe contender for something past a one evening stand and also you most likely anticipate us to drive to you and decide up a pizza on the best way over. We additionally know you most likely have a completely different lady each evening, a few ailments brewing and an axe within the corridor closet. DELETE.

7) Be honest and be trustworthy in who you might be and what you might be on the lookout for.
Be trustworthy about your age, weight, peak. Don’t publish footage greater than a yr outdated or with brown hair in case you have simply dyed it tomato purple. When individuals see your image and organize to meet you they’re anticipating to meet who they see within the image. Anything else is misleading and disappointing. Don’t publish a group picture. We cannot inform who you might be and we aren’t concerned with assembly the group. We are concerned with assembly you.

Don’t say you might be on the lookout for a long run relationship in case you are actually looking for mates with advantages. One motive I’ve so many choices to select on profiles is so individuals can actually join with people who find themselves on the lookout for the identical issues. If you might be married, separated, divorced and a bit fragile and simply need to check the waters then say so. “I just got out of a long term situation and just want to meet new people for fun and conversation and see how it goes for a while before I start to think about anything serious again.” People admire honesty and transparency. It exhibits that you just respect them and it additionally exhibits you’ve gotten a degree of integrity about your self.

8) Tell us who you might be.
If you need to seize somebody’s consideration, you want to put one thing on the hook earlier than you forged your line. No fish on earth will chew a clear hook. Few individuals will reply to a profile that has nothing or little or no on it. Why ought to they when the following one they click on on has a lot of information on it that they’ll learn and join with?

Talk about your hobbies and pursuits and convey your enthusiasm: “I like to skydive” is informative, however, “There is nothing like nude skydiving to really get the adrenalin flowing. There is just something so thrilling about plummeting down to earth at 100 miles an hour while grandma is tracking me with her telescope that is spiritually transcending,” actually offers us a clear image of your ardour about it.

9) Tell us what you do professionally.
Why is that this necessary? Because it helps us visualize you on the job doing what you do through the day and it helps us to join with that picture and with you. It additional defines who you might be and helps us work out if we wish to join with you. If you might be a butcher and the girl studying your profile is a member of PETA and a staunch vegetarian then why waste time emailing and chatting after which assembly if she is aware of in her coronary heart of hearts that this can by no means work?

You can say, “I am a student” or you’ll be able to say, “I am in my third year of college studying marine biology. You haven’t seen anything in life until you watch two starfish mating. It is the most life affirming thing on earth. When I finish school, my goal is to have a catfish farm in a small southern Delta town and export catfish to Dubai.”

Wow. I’m so there…

10) Be open. Be pleasant. Be approachable. Be enjoyable.
Be somebody that another person would really like to get to know higher. And specific who you might be by way of writing. Profiles are written. Not each one is a good author, however that is the medium that you’re promoting your self in. It is a visible medium. If you do not write effectively however can specific your self by way of talking, then add a 60 second video on your self telling everybody who you might be and what you might be on the lookout for. Keep the video brief. Famed Canadian award profitable movie director Mack Sennet mentioned by no means have a gag over 90 seconds. The viewers loses curiosity.

Be respectful. Think about what you write earlier than you write it. “I like women with big asses,” isn’t in any method flattering to any lady, even when she has a large ass. Don’t be crude. Crude is gross. Crude skeeves girls.

A effectively thought out and ready profile with good images will get you seen. If it’s apparent that you just spent no time in your profile, then whoever sees it assumes you might be simply a participant and never severely wanting to meet anybody and can click on off. If you are taking no time to fill out your profile, then why ought to anybody take time to reply? No one needs to reply to a void or a profile that claims, “I’ll tell you later.” That’s like saying, “I have a secret and if I think you are worthy enough I will share it with you.” (Skeeving once more.) NEXT.

Write full sentences. If your language abilities usually are not so good, then ask somebody to assist you to specific your self in writing. If you’ll be able to talk who you might be and what you might be on the lookout for then you definitely will not curiosity anybody.

You have to keep in mind that there are thousands and thousands of profiles on many dating sites. You are in competitors with all the opposite profiles online. You have to see your self as a product and wage an promoting marketing campaign so as to get outcomes. If you had to make a industrial for your self and had to produce a 60 second spot, what would you say? What would your lead line be? You want an consideration grabbing starting, a effectively thought out, informative and thrilling center and a “close” to finish.

The objective is to get responses. When you get responses then you’ll be able to resolve who you need to proceed speaking with.

The backside line is: If you might be NOT getting responses online, it is as a result of your profile sucks. Even a profile with no image will get a response whether it is effectively written and compels somebody to need to know extra. Your profile is your calling card. It is your commercial. It is your presentation of your self to the web group. If it says nothing, affords nothing, then it would get nothing. And nothing is strictly what you’ll be able to anticipate.

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