ZOO Dating: How To Pimp Your Profile!
Pulling guru Cheryl Ashbrook explains how to set up your ZOO Single Girls profile for maximum success.
Watch this video of her advising girls what to put up online to get you interested, and then read her tips below.
Image a bar full of thousands, possibly millions of people - in there somewhere there'll be someone you want to go out with - probably a lot more than one! But you need to get their attention...
Online dating is just a virtual bar - but the good news is everyone is looking to date! And with a bit of effort you could have a seriously unfair advantage! You just have to remember your profile is you in this bar - it's the only thing all those girls have to go on when they decide who to respond to, or even who to approach.
With a bit of thought and time which, let's face it, most people don't bother to invest, you could have a profile which will pull the hottest of dates, and probably lots of them.
So how do you do it? What do you write when you have that blank form in front of you?
Grab Their Attention! Well, it pays to be memorable, so start with a great headline. It needs to be short, sweet and grab their attention. Make sure it's relevant to your profile and spend a bit of time on it, you'll soon see payback.
Be Passionate! This is an ad and the item for sale is you, so make sure you stand out and are different from the crowd! Getting passion into your profile involves writing about something that you are seriously enthusiastic about. It doesn't matter if it is sport, cars, music or travel, if you are excited by it then it'll come through in what you write.
Avoid Clichés. Everyone likes walking barefoot in the sand, snuggling on the sofa watching a movie or getting caught in the rain! Talk about something original you really like doing or you will just blend into the sea of blandness that makes up the other 99% of profiles.
Be Honest. There's no point pretending to be something you're not, even if it gets you a real live date. They won't want to meet you again, never mind sleep with you.
Be Positive. Your profile should smile from the page, not wallow in self pity or loathing. Self-deprecation can work, but remember people respond to the written word differently and might not get your sense of humour without the cheeky smile to accompany it. You don't get pity dates online.
Include A Photo. Most people will not respond to a profile without a photo so include one or a few, not hundreds though. Remember to smile and keep your shirt on - naked torsos don't tend to work on most dating sites.
Don't Show Off. Tell her what you like and what you are good at, but make sure you sound modest - it'll be much sexier.
Keep It Succinct But Detailed Enough. A good profile should be between 150 and 250 words. Too much information is as bad as too little. Give them enough to arouse their interest, but make them want to find out more.