In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways and finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away.
‘You wouldn’t introduce yourself to someone in a bar with your entire life history, so don’t do it online,’ says match.com‘s Kate.
‘Women have a tendency to write too much because we enjoy reading long profiles. Imagine you are doing an icebreaker introduction where you have to sum yourself up briefly.’ Most people want to find someone who can make them laugh, so show people you have a sense of humour.
After all, it’s not always easy to big yourself up without sounding conceited or (even worse) desperate.
But did you know that one in three couples now find love online?
If you wish to understand the concepts behind these examples, please read our tips for writing your online profile.
Example 1: Light-Hearted and Silly I may not be a supermodel, but at least I smell nice... When I'm not busy saving the world or just ‘being awesome', I spend my time working as a bartender and part-time chef.
Cooking is one of my greatest passions in life and I dream of one day starting my own restaurant.
Ultimately, I'd like to be known for serving the most delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on this side of the Mississippi... On my days off, you'll either find me playing hockey or belting out show-tunes with my 6-month-old nephew Jason.
He says we should take our act on the road, but I think he needs to brush up on his harmonies first.
I'm looking for a partner-in-crime who enjoys the outdoors and isn't afraid to step on the dancefloor from time-to-time.
If you can make someone laugh, it’s a great icebreaker and could get your conversation off to a great start.