) it will come in handy once you start meeting people.Because some people use only their handles as a personal identifier for some time, many online daters will come to use your handle as your "name", and may even greet you by your handle upon meeting face to face.This step may seem redundant in that it's obvious you are looking to date someone new by putting up a profile on a dating site.But as there are different types of relationships, you'll want to define what it is you're after before sitting down to write your online dating profile, so as to avoid the overused, "Just checking things out" line.Peruse a couple of dating sites and you'll quickly see what I mean: "I'm the one your mother warned you about," is still a favorite after more than a decade of use, and many online daters steer clear of anyone using this tag line because of it. Try for thought-provoking, unusual and/or intriguing one-liners.Light and fun works well for dating or friendship-based profiles, but you can be a little bit more serious for relationship-oriented profiles.As well, different online dating sites have different relationship categories with which to choose from.
If this part of the process seems too daunting to you, or if you'd rather not invest the time, sign up at one of the online speed dating sites instead, as most don't use essay introductions in their profiles.
Then, circle three to five things that you think are the most interesting or engaging.
These points are what you'll focus on weaving into your essay next, using what I call the "Fly On the Wall" technique.
On most online dating sites, the tag line is found at the top of every dating profile and next to everyone's photo and handle when appearing in a search list.
Some of the newer, younger-focused or speed dating sites ask only for a tag line and nothing else - even more the reason to ensure yours is well crafted.