When you’re playing the online dating game it can be hard to strike the perfect balance between just the right amount of information and way too much. Your goal is to intrigue women and get them curious to know more about you, but you don’t want to over-share and frighten them away. Knowing just how much you should share is a hard call to make. Lucky for you we’ve written up a list of guidelines that you can follow when you’re filling out your online dating profile.
Leave Old Relationships in the Past
She Doesn’t Care That You Were an Honor Student in High School
Seriously, she doesn’t. She’s also not going to care that you played rugby your first year in college. You may think that giving an abbreviated (or not so abbreviated) list of your accomplishments ranging from childhood to now will give you an edge up over your competition, but just the opposite is true. Details like that are something you share when you’re in a relationship. Look at this way – when you meet a woman at a party or a bar is the first thing you tell her that you carried your high school football team to the championship? No. So when you’re listing events that you feel are important for a woman to know, keep it recent. If you go back more than a year or two, you run the risk sounding conceited and boring.
Don’t Get a Big Head
Which is to say, don’t make yourself sound like a living Adonis/billionaire/genius if you aren’t (If you are, carry on.) Keep it real. It’s okay to list significant recent accomplishments, but don’t embellish too much. You have every right to be proud of what you’ve done in your life, but putting it all out there in one giant text blurb on your online dating profile makes you seem really douche-y and arrogant. Keep it down to things you think a woman would find interesting about you. For example, if you’re in really good physical shape and you’re proud of it, explain that you work out daily because you believe in fitness and good health. Don’t, however, launch into a detailed description of your workout routine for every day of the week. Remember – some sharing is okay. Too much sharing isn’t.