Another 'critique my online dating profile' question...
January 2, 2013 10:38 AM Subscribe
New to the online dating game. Late-20s female, London-based.
posted by MrChuckles to computers & internet (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've recently joined Guardian Soulmates (seems to be the main player here). While I've received a fair few 'likes' and a number of messages, NONE of the men I have 'liked' or sent messages to have responded. They seem to look at my profile and then go away!
Individually the non-response could be a for a whole host of reasons and of course I don't expect everyone to be interested. However, the complete lack of responses makes me wonder whether there's something in my profile that's inadvertently off-putting. I don't want to make my profile artificially broad simply to get more interest. But I'm not sure whether I'm sending the wrong message to men I might get along with. They ones I'm contacting seem to have similar interests to me so it's a little surprising that none of them are interested at all.
Here's my profile
One thing I'm wondering is whether I come across as more wholesome than I really am. I am genuinely into all the outdoorsy and nerdy stuff I mention in my profile. I also frequently go to bars and restaurants but didn't specifically mention it since I feel it's a given. Maybe I should?
Generally, I'm not to sure how the whole thing works. Could it be English men are put off by women making the first contact? Seems ridiculous, we're all there to find dates... And is it better to 'like' someone or to send a message? The messages I've sent are a couple of sentences and reference the recipient's profile. Nothing heavy.
Thanks for the advice!