Online dating profile advice: how to write an online dating profile

There are thousands of website and magazine features telling you how to write a stand-out profile for a dating website.

Trouble is, how do you know which advice works and which doesn’t? You don’t – at least until you try it. So you can end up investing lots of time reading pieces of advice and writing and rewriting your profile to suit what’s being recommended, often without success. In the end this approach can be a huge waste of time.

When I look at these advice columns I see very few written by people who’ve actually tried online dating, let alone managed a dating website. They seem to be produced by people selling profile writing as a service, or bloggers and journalists who have a features slot to fill. Continue reading

New site live

Datepositive has relaunched itself with a new, fresh website.

The site has done away with the heavy blue background colour and now orange on white.

The new site also includes a couple of new features for Premium members – a forum and who’s viewed my profile. You can find it at www.datepositive.net

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What our members are saying

Here are just a few of the testimonials we’ve received from members.

“Guys, whoever you are you are doing a great job, keep up the good work. You guys are my heroes, I’d love to meet you sometime. :-) Keep up the excellent work.”

“What a great idea for getting this site up and running. I saw your piece in the Metro newspaper that I was reading on the bus. I couldn’t wait to get back home and have a look.” Continue reading

The online dating resolution

Our dating website www.datepositive.net has had an increase in activity in the last few weeks. I suspect lots of the people who’ve joined have made a New Year’s resolution to improve their love lives.

If that’s the case and you want to be assured of a date before Valentine’s Day, here are a few ideas to increase your chances at online dating. The advice is drawn from our 16 months or so at managing an online dating website.

Some of the points are really basic, but you’d be amazed at the number of people who don’t follow them. I hope the suggestions help, regardless of which site you might belong to. Continue reading

Negative words spur us on

The website I’ve been helping with, Date Positive, has received excellent feedback from members.

The site was launched eight months ago and since then it’s been surprising and sometimes shocking to discover the level of predjudice people with STIs face on a day-to-day basis.

So it’s been incredibly heartening to receive positive feedback from some of our members: “You are doing a great job, keep up the good work. You guys are my heroes”. “What a great idea for getting this site up and running. I saw your piece in the Metro newspaper that I was reading on the bus. I couldn’t wait to get back home and have a look”. “I just wanted to say that this is an amazing site that you have come up with, thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk to other people with the same condition.” Continue reading