And make sure to include a few photos of you in your natural environment — hanging out at a BBQ or cuddling with your dog.
Your pictures should tell a story — just like what you write – and show off your personality.
The snag-him secret: Enlist a close friend to help you create your profile.
She'll feel more comfortable highlighting your strengths and cool experiences.
Mistake #1: You Don't Self-Promote You might be hesitant to really play up your assets because you worry it will make you seem cocky or self-involved.
But leaving out interesting info, like how you're awesome at snowboarding or speak two languages, results in a lackluster first impression.
Even ones who meet your criteria will hold back because they'll be wondering what you're going to hate about them.The snag-him secret: Resist the temptation to write about the kind of guy you don't want.For every 10 losers who send you a message or a wink, there's might be one guy who deserves a chance.Another trick is to pretend it's a job you're trying to get, not a date, since women tend to find it easier to really sell themselves in a work setting.Mistake #2: You Come Off as a Clone Everyone knows you are "nice, smart, fun, and sweet," but there are thousands of other single girls online saying the same damn thing about themselves. The snag-him secret: The best profiles tell an original story.Mistake #5: You Pick the Wrong Photos Guys look at the photo first. And even if you have the perfect profile, the wrong mix of pictures will make any guy take a pass.