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.Here's the deal: Only include shots from the neck up and he'll think you're hiding your body for a reason.Plus, guys have learned to dismiss those generic descriptions since they've been on dates with women who describe themselves the same way but are total duds in person. So instead of writing that you're adventurous, make him really believe it by including a story about that time you took a spontaneous trip to the beach with girlfriends and swam with dolphins.
You went online because there's a huge pool of guys to date, and hooking one is supposed to be easy. According to Internet dating experts, many women are guilty of making these five mistakes online.
So how come you're only meeting losers, or worse, not getting any attention at all? With a few tweaks and maybe a little white lie or two, your inbox will soon be stuffed with messages from guys dying to meet you.
But that can backfire because it makes guys think you have issues or are high-maintenance.
Even ones who meet your criteria will hold back because they'll be wondering what you're going to hate about them.
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.
Let's say you live in a suburb of Chicago but work and hang out in the city every day.
"Borrow" your zip code from work so that you'll appear in the results of guys who have limited their searches to within 10 miles from downtown.
A slideshow of headshots on a white background won't do that.
I don't know why, I don't know how, I only know that I was at the supermarket one fine morning, minding my own business, when suddenly I came face to face with "the sun-dried plum." I will tell you right now that I'm a fan of the prune—particularly when it's in Danish form—but the prune was clearly not selling.
For the prune to turn heads (not to mention meet a nice guy, move to the suburbs, and have a couple of baby prunes) it needed a fresh marketing strategy.