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Truthful Profiles are Most Successful
05-23-07
Making your profile on an Internet dating website can be a little bit daunting because you want your profile to stick out and garner as much attention as possible. At least that is what you think you need so you become tempted to include activities like skydiving, even though you have never done it, to make you seem more daring and bold. Or perhaps you say you are an athlete when you can't walk and chew gum at the same time and your last athletic event was PE in grade school. These are temptations that really should be avoided. The reason why they should be avoided is you will garner attention, but from the wrong set of people. You want to be as honest as you possibly can in your profile because then when somebody responds you know they are interested in the real you! The one that is clumsy or scared of the dark or any of your other attributes that you find silly or boring. These might be just the attributes someone else is looking for.

If you still are not convinced and think you want to add information in your profile that is not true consider this. When you are looking at someone's profile and they state their favorite activity is staying home with a crossword puzzle you get all excited because this just happens to be your favorite activity as well so you make contact. Then, you ask them about their favorite crossword puzzle and they don't even know what you are talking about. How will you feel? You will feel tricked, duped, and will stop talking to that individual. So, don't do this to someone else. You will be tricking them and yourself into thinking you have found a connection when the connection is built on lies.

As a result, be honest in your profile because there are people out there looking for someone exactly like you with all of your imperfections, likes, dislikes, and everything else that makes you who you are. So, don't hold back when making an Internet dating profile, but don't lie either. You will benefit significantly more by being honest so keep that in mind. In addition, you won't hurt anyone else or make them feel like they have been tricked and not trust in online dating anymore. What your grandmother told you about honesty being the best policy was right and that is the best way to create your online dating profile.