Too Many Pictures of Your Body
It’s absolutely alright to be proud of your body and it’s alright to showcase it, but when it comes to your online dating profile, keep in mind that women aren’t just interested in your body. And if that is all they’re interested in, there are other dating websites that exist specifically for that purpose. On a regular dating website a woman is going to be interested in the whole package deal you’re offering. So yeah, a couple pics of your body is alright as long as you include some of your face, too. If all she’s able to see are snapshots of your torso, she’s probably going to look elsewhere.
Everything is Cliché
Look at it this way, you’re going to be competing with a high volume of guys for a smaller volume of women. For that reason alone your profile needs to stand out. When you’re fleshing out your profile it might be tempting to opt for the same old generic phrasing, such as “just want to have fun” or “romantic and affectionate with a good sense of humor.” You want to present more than just the same boring, repetitive adjectives. You want to be specific. Instead of stating that you’re romantic, explain how you’d be romantic. Adding details like this can make all the difference in how women view your profile.
You Talk Too Much About Yourself
Yes, your dating profile is meant to showcase certain aspects of you. You can use it to greater effect, however, by using it to talk a little about what you like in other people. Again, this isn’t a license to be incredibly cliché in what you want in a woman (“smart, fun, attractive”), be specific again. Say something like “I’m looking for a woman who isn’t afraid to pack up and head out into the wilderness on a moment’s notice.” It’s okay to include the basics about yourself, but it’s a good idea to state what interests you about other people too.
You Talk Too Much, Period
It can be tempting to wax poetic about your attributes and accomplishments in your profile but trust us, it’s not a good idea. You want to include the right kind of information, not all of the information. Keep it down to details that matter up front. There’s always time for you to tell women more about yourself if they approach you later.