I joined Agnostic.com mostly as a dating venture. I have come up empty. No one's fault. I will say proudly that Atlas Shrugged is the deepest book I ever read. Thought mentioning it would stir a response. Nothing. Don't mean to sound snooty. Also, I'm 62 and have never had a love affair. Forgive me for parting with this fine website. So long, especially to Will-I-Am in the good state of California. Not at all suicidal. Will pursue other interests. As Karen Carpenter sang,"I'll say goodbye to love..." Not pouting, but I'm not even going to check for replies to this post. Best wishes to all of you! Keep on Truckin'.
Your only photo is sideways, blurry, unsmiling and a selfie. Describing yourself as a schizophrenic with irritable bowel syndrome is negative, scary for women and a huge turn off. Start over.
Clear Smiling Photos are Key
What matters more than anything when it comes to your online dating profile? One word: Photos. Photos can drastically increase your chances of getting more communication and dates. Or not.
You have 3 seconds to make a good impression. Women will see your main photo as a tiny pic the size of a saltine cracker on their cell phone screens. If your main photo is not clear, bright and attractive, they move on.
A genuine smile is inviting, warm and attractive. Women want to see your eyes and smile. They psychology is if you look happy in your photos, women will see you as a fun person they would enjoy being around.
Please get new photos taken outdoors for better lighting, and with a quality digital camera, not a fuzzy cell phone. Digital cameras are much better at processing available light, and have superior ergonomics.
Your main photo should be a head-and-shoulder shot, showing you SMILING and looking at the camera. You also need one full body shot, again taken outdoors and smiling.
Show your pearly whites! Women think nice teeth = healthy mouth = good kisser. Every man I met with closed-mouth photos had horrid teeth and/or breath that stank of rotten meat. I can’t imagine kissing that. Ugh.
Other pictures should show you outdoors, doing activities you enjoy. No hats, sunglasses, alcohol or stupid poses. You must be in every picture. Ask a friend to take 24 pictures of you outdoors with a digital camera, wearing different clothes in various locations. Upload the best 8.
Caption and date each photo-giving the location and year- to make the photos more interesting and clear.
Profile Writing Tips
Your profile is an advertisement to help you meet the kind of woman you want to date. The best profiles are well written, upbeat and interesting, with a dash of humor.
Your first paragraph should be short and upbeat, and say something positive about you.
Internet dating is a written, visual medium. Correct spelling and grammar are important because it shows you care about details. Write in short paragraphs. Nobody wants to read a wall of words.
Describe your best characteristics and strengths, activities you enjoy, and what you are looking for in a relationship. Talk a little about the type of woman you want to meet using personality traits.
Tell a few short stories about yourself that show your personality and sense of humor. Avoid anything negative. Nobody wants to date a negative person.
Describe activities you enjoy and would enjoy doing with a woman.
At level 3, you didn't try very long. If you consistently give up on everything before you give it much of a chance, you'll never find what you're looking for anywhere.
Well, the man did say he never had a love affair