In a nut shell, Palmer tells us that your Profile is your calling card, so make it count. Avoid a boring laundry list of likes and dislikes; sell your qualities and what you can bring to the table; don’t be too needy (“I want to be totally devoted...”); don’t be too independent (“I really don’t need a man in my life to be happy, but…”); and don’t be negative or too serious. Keep your profile fun and light with a dash of humor.
But, what really caught my attention, was the picture that E Harmony chose to illustrate the article.
Would you ask this woman out on a date? Based on this Profile picture alone, the average guy would be picking up his IPhone right now. This, Ladies, is an example of the perfect Profile picture if you don’t want your Profile to be just another face in the crowd.
What makes this profile photo such a winner?
- As soon as you look at the woman in this photo, you feel like smiling in return. Her smile is warm and inviting, not a big goofy, toothy grin. It’s the smile of a confident, self-assured woman.
The playful cock of the head is slightly flirtatious and very inviting.
Again, like the head, it’s all about the angles. The sensual curve of her body says “yes,” while the demurely folded hands say, “maybe…maybe not” -- very alluring. The toned, muscular arms clearly show an active woman who takes care of her body.
The relaxed, white T-shirt is a great choice. Although white can sometimes project sterility and elitism, in this case it projects simplicity and sophistication.
The soft, out-of-focus background puts the focus on her in an open, natural setting, as she leans forward to invite us into her space.
So, if you are thinking about trying an online dating service, don’t just throw up a Profile and hope for the best. Sometimes a Selfie just doesn’t cut it.
P.S.: I must apologize to my Readers for the bizarre formatting in the second half of this Post. Blogger has done some odd things with this Post, and I can't quite figure out how to UNdo them So sorry if it makes for difficult reading.