There is actually an art to writing a good profile that generates the right kind of click.
It's similar to how a good resume gets you noticed so you get an interview.
You may have a fascinating profession to brag about, as did Paleo Gal, Art Lady, and Novelist53.
Or you may possess intriguing physical attributes, like Nordic Blonde Buddy, Blondie, Green-eyed Lady, Ole Blue Eyes, Sunny Smiles, Dimpled&Adorable, Polishedn Pretty, Cute Redhead, and Brown-eyed Gal.
Most sites have a banner headline with the profile -- a six- to 12-wordphrase that offers you a second chance to grab attention and sell yourself. Don't use this important real estate to describe the person you're looking for. Put modesty aside for 15 minutes and jot down your wonderful attributes. Friends can offer a fresh perspective and may be much more objective about you than you are.The truth is, our online profile should be treated like an elite artist’s portfolio—one that lets our true personality and creativity shine through, from the description to the pictures; one that shows the best and truest version of ourselves, that draws the audience in to want to learn more.If you’ve ever come across a profile that’s fun, engaging, and entertaining, you must have wondered how to do it yourself. The biggest secret to standing out with your profile online is to avoid listing adjectives, activities, or saying what everyone else is saying; instead, express your true personality through unique stories that are special to you.Or, if you’d like to convey that you are “artsy,” tell a story about how you built a cardboard house for your nephew’s birthday party that made him so happy that he cried…Of course these stories have to be TRUE, but can you see how they are so much better than “I’m kind” “I’m artsy” “I like long walks on the beach”?
Don't make these mistakes: It's less than 100 words -- sometimes as few as 25 -- but this descriptive paragraph needs to convey the experience of you. If you've been fudging for a while and can get away with shaving a few pounds or years, you might be okay.