Notice the balance in these short profiles: One of the fundamental rules in sales and marketing is to know to whom you're selling.
In this instance, your goal is to appeal to a member of the opposite sex. My gorgeous friend Marion wondered why she wasn't getting e-mail.
Learn how to avoid the mistakes made by 90 percent of searchers and create a profile that captures your strong points and stands out from the crowd.
Every word counts in your opener, including your user name. Your dating "handle" should be anonymous yet descriptive. You might want to zero in on an activity or interest, like I did with my online ID, Golf Nut.
When the 50-SOMETHING TENNIS CHAMP I agreed to meet turned out to be 72, the sweet bouquet he brought didn't keep me from leaving soon after our handshake. Jim Fischer, who started his online search at 49, listed "someone my own age" as his number one criteria.
"I was married for seven years to a Gen Xer who was 15 years younger than me," he says. Her cultural references began with the movie Sixteen Candles and ended somewhere around Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
I wanted someone on my level, someone without a tongue ring or tattoos and who could answer, 'Where were you when President Kennedy was assassinated?