If you're 42 but look 32, say so (or let your picture do the talking).
After all, it’s not always easy to big yourself up without sounding conceited or (even worse) desperate.
Here's what I've learned about writing a good ad: 1.
Props that make you feel soulful, frisky, and fascinating help you make those claims for yourself in your ad. It might sound obvious, but be sure to post a terrific photo of yourself. More to the point: I wanted to attract a man who appreciated subtlety.
So it only seems logical you would use the good old Internet for finding that special someone, too. Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself.
Even if you do like “walking on the beach” or “drinking wine in front of a roaring fire” leave it out – everyone says that.
My finished product reflected my attitude at the time—a combination of "you have to play to win" and "hey, why not?
A woman I know snagged a boyfriend when she described her ideal job as a combination of circus performer and archaeologist. Unless you know for sure that you only want to meet, say, a nonsmoking Portuguese-speaking dentist, go easy on the list of qualities he must have.
Don't "like fine dining" when you can be passionate about Memphis barbecue, don't "enjoy movies" when you can declare your enthusiasm for Mel Brooks. Include the basics: your age and occupation, whether or not you have children, whether you're looking for a date or a life partner. "Mid-30s" or "early 40s" is fine, but assume he'll round up.8.
Lying doesn’t get you anywhere in the dating world. Talk in specifics to give a full flavour of who you are.
If you love travelling, say where your favourite place is and why.