If the Internet is good for anything—and, actually, it’s good for lots of things—it’s good for finding a needle in a haystack.Whether you’re hankering after a pistol grip for that vintage Hasselblad single reflex camera, or want to learn all the lyrics to R. M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know it,” the World Wide Web has made tracking down and securing even the most obscure objects your heart desires a lot easier.Filling out an online dating profile can be a pretty arduous task.While you might feel tempted to half-ass it just to drop a hook in the water and hopefully start getting nibbles, avoid the temptation to be lazy.
*** What You Write: “I’m confident but not cocky.” What She Reads: “I’m full of myself.” To women reading your profile, this language tells them you definitely are cocky, according to Yagan.
If you’re confident, it will come across in your writing, or when you meet in person.
Going out of your way to tell her that right up front makes it look like you have something to prove.
This is understandable: many of us feel fine discussing ourselves in conversation but put us in front of a computer screen with a few text boxes to fill and we freeze up.
This can lead to some of us relying on dating profile examples as the basis for our profile…which doesn’t always work that well.