Tips on writing an ad for online dating

I was going to write about something else today -- I have a couple of big-concept posts I've been meaning to write up and get around to -- but, heck, the last post I put up was a big-concept post so I figured let's have a quick breather from that and get something a little lighter up first. I've been all too guilty of this myself -- sending super-long messages.

This topic came up as I got to an email from a reader. And what I found was that I was often disappointed -- I'd put all this time and effort into a monster of a message, and then... There are a bunch of lessons I eventually took away from those experiences that I'll share with you today.

If you’re going to follow one piece of advice from this article, make it this one.

Using proper spelling and grammar in your dating profile is vital, especially for men.

When you’re crafting your profile, there’s no harm in sharing your accomplishments and the qualities you possess that you most admire about yourself and that you can bring to a relationship.

A study by Grammarly, a writing-enhancement app and browser add-on, shows men with just two spelling mistakes in their dating profile are 14% less likely to get a response.

Sorry, fellas, but the study also shows that this doesn’t apply to women.

Besides talking generally about relationships, the researchers suggest you should also try to work in words like “surfing” and “yoga.” You don’t have to actually be into surfing or yoga to use these words, though.

Even something as simple as “I love working out and tried yoga for the first time a few months ago, but I’m more of a spin class kinda girl” will do the trick.

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