September 03, 2020
Dating App Prompts
Use the prompts that inspire positive answers, and avoid any complaining or bragging. Your answers should give some insight into your personality and offer an invitation to the person reading so they will want to ask more. If you're answering with short or one-word answers, you're missing an opportunity to draw someone in by sharing a part of yourself.
If you haven't already read part four of this series, check it out for tips on what details to include, how to use humor vs sarcasm, and other guidelines for the written parts of your profile.
Your answers should give some insight into your personality and offer an invitation to the person reading so they will want to ask more. You only get a few of these, so make them count.
These prompts are great to use to describe the type of person you are looking for:
Be specific about the type of person you’re looking for in terms of their personality, temperament, or shared interests. Don’t do this: “I’m looking for a girlfriend.” It's a given that you're using dating apps to meet someone, so you need to get more specific.
These work well to describe yourself:
Provide some specifics that are interesting, authentic and genuine. A bit of humor (not bitter or too sarcastic) can also be appealing.
By giving a specific example you’re allowing whoever is reading your profile to have an entry points to talk to you about it.
Here are some prompts that I’m not a huge fan of and why:
The main point to keep in mind with all of these suggestions, is to stay true to yourself. You don’t need to make up an elaborate story about how you'll go to the ends of the earth to try every taco if that’s not how you really feel. You don’t have to be extroverted and vivacious if that’s not your personality. If you're an introvert, talk about the things that make you feel content, or what makes you smile. You don't have to be a jet-setting social media influencer to create a wonderful profile that will catch the eye of your perfect partner. Authenticity is KEY.
Think about the kind of person you'd like to meet and imagine having a conversation with them. Share information that you think will pique their interest, and that will give them an opening to follow up with you.
Stay tuned for the next installment: Fix Your Dating Profile & Get the Connection You Want! Part 6: What Photos Should I Use on My Online Dating Profile?
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