DateBOB Dating Advice and Tips HTML version

1. How To Write Personal Ads and Personals
Personal Ads are an art in their own right. For decades, personal ads have
appeared in magazines and newspapers all over the world and people had to think
of how to describe themselves in 25 words or less. It was difficult, impossible
really, almost like the winning caption for a competition. But as none of us would
like to be described as a competition prize so dating has evolved too. These days
very sophisticated personal ads are appearing in top quality dating sites like Luckily modern profiles are detailed and in depth and often offer
multiple choice with hundreds if not thousands of answers to select from. However
you are still describing yourself. It need not be so hard to make a free profile and
get yourself dating again in an instant if you take some free advice that I offer you
If you want to get the best of your personal ads membership, try to present the
right image, get people to interact with you by chatting daily, and become popular
by being friendly. But these basics may help:
Obvious one - complete your personal ad profile fully. No, not partially! Fully! And
accurately! There is nothing worse for a browsing member than spending their
quality time opening your profile only to find your profile is full of Ask Me
statements. So ....Be informative, be complete, be thorough, and be of interest.
Add a photograph or two or even four! Amazingly, members with photos in their
personal ads are likely to get up to 9 times more replies than members without any
photo image attached to their profile. Okay, I know we aren't all photogenic models,
but believe me - any photo is far better than none at all.
Don't be aggressive or rude in personal ads. It may be your sense of humour to be
sarcastic or cutting, but it doesn't always come across best in anonymous text.
Your sense of humour may not come across in the first instance and may not
attract the desired attention, which comes once you are chatting.
You may have had a bad time with a previous partner, but making a list of specific
criteria a future partner must meet usually has the effect of making people look
elsewhere. Even if they match! We all seek Mr. and Miss Right, but turning dating
into a job interview removes every ounce of romance and passion from the
If you wish to use swear words, then save them! Please don't use them here in
your personal ad or conversations and emails. They are generally offensive and
turn people off.