For example, rather than specifying the characteristic of “having a fit body,” you should state the character trait of “active” or “valuing health and fitness.” The first example is about an outcome (fit body), the latter is about a way of life (being active and taking care of yourself). The former excludes people who don’t want someone who is overly concerned with appearances (even if they themselves are fit), and the latter includes those fit people who care about more than the superficial.
Our EliteSingles member survey about online dating profiles revealed that the biggest turnoff, according to members from countries all over the world, is sexual innuendo. 23 per cent of members concluded that it is the number one dating profile no-no, followed by negativity (22 per cent) and insufficient description (21 per cent). So when you’re sitting down to write your profile, bear this in mind. Even if you think something is funny and meant lightly, it will not be well received.
Does all this seriousness mean that the excitement from meeting someone new is gone when dating as a senior? Absolutely not. An advice post for seniors on Zoosk says to "be prepared to return to your inner teenager," because the firsts are just as exciting. You'll get butterflies, wait for them call and do a happy dance when they do, and first kisses will be just as tingly.
Back in the day, online dating profiles read almost like a resume, and you would say everything about yourself as if you were writing a cover letter. But now the dynamics of online dating have changed and writing a short paragraph is enough. Your profile should give an idea of who you are, but not give everything away at once. Give people a reason to message you to learn more.
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Older adults may worry about running into scammers and unsavory characters online, but there are plenty of safety features in place to help make things safe and basically eliminate online harassment. If a person bothers you or acts suspiciously, you can simply block and report the dating profile to remove it from your browsing and chatting experience.