He’s decked out in armor and has a long sword slung casually over his shoulder as he looks off to the side, as if to say, “I’m too cool to look directly at the camera.” Evidence suggests this type of photo is very attractive to online daters.According to Ok Cupid’s data crunchers, “Men’s photos are most effective when they look away from the camera and don’t smile.” And then there’s his one-sentence About section: “I’m banking on your standards being a lot lower than mine.” Playful, self-deprecating, and original.If you’ve been active on a dating site for a while, you know most dating profiles look very similar to one another.It’s like we’re all playing some bland game of Mad Libs. I’m [good trait], [good trait], and [ideal virtue you wish you had but don’t]. Your personality, sense of humor, and storytelling ability are more important than the bare facts.“I pull out a bag of marshmallows and I go, ‘No, I knew this was gonna happen.’ And then I kiss you.In front of my burning car.” This imaginative profile, courtesy of Tumblr, entertains online daters with an amusing story. What works for one person can be taken too far by another.We may not know much about him as a person, but we know he’s hilarious, and that’s enough to make a striking first impression.
“Okay, here’s the thing,” dont_email_me wrote in his self-summary, “I receive tens of thousands of emails a day and I can’t possibly take the time to read all of them. All I know is, please don’t send me an email if we aren’t at least 100% match and 0% enemies.” Message received. Savanah, age 22, is a mystery wrapped in an enigma. Her picture shows her leaning against the railing of a bridge with sunglasses covering her eyes. Not a lot of skin showing and no clues to her personality.
Jake describes picking his date up in his Kia Sorento with lit candles in the car.
He even writes out the banter: “You go, ‘…Is that dangerous?
In just three paragraphs, Jake shows his creativity, spontaneity, and flirtatiousness. Here’s an example of a hypothetical story on a dating profile going bad — hilariously bad.
Rosefacekillahh, from Melbourne, Australia, warns online daters that she’s “not down to earth at all” in her Ok Cupid profile’s self-summary.