The key to success on JDate is a well-written profile. By joining JDate, you have taken a big step toward finally meeting Mr./Mrs. Right as opposed to Mr./Mrs. Right Now. Since you are now serious about finding somebody special, take the time one evening to fully complete your entire profile, especially the essays.
The first section that appears in your profile is the Basics. Some people like to list their age as a few years younger for search purposes. Should you decide to do this, you MUST mention your real age in the About Me essay on the first page of your profile. When you contact somebody through the site, you definitely want to know the other person’s age, height and weight upfront before you decide to meet. Why shouldn’t they have the same opportunity?
The About Me section is the most important essay in the profile. You are an interesting person with many interests and traits. Tell us about them! You have to shine on your first page. Imagine going to a bookstore and looking for an interesting book to read. Which one do you pick up and review? The one with the interesting cover and the catchy title. Don’t be the book that is overlooked.
When you have piqued somebody’s interest, they will continue on to the Relationships section of your profile. Once again, you need to fully complete these essays. Fully describe your ideal first date, perfect relationship, and the person of your dreams. Be specific, interesting and honest. A reader wants to know exactly what you are looking for before they contact you. You will get more letters from people who have similar goals and values when your essays are thorough.
After a couple of hours, you have finally completed your JDate profile. Now, go back and reread everything you wrote. Do your essays pop? Do you write in proper English using complete sentences and avoiding typos? Are the essays consistent? Is there anything else that you want to mention?
Before submitting your essays, I highly recommend showing your essays to a friend of the opposite sex. Ask them to read the essays and let you know whether or not they are well-written and interesting. Their critique is vital. Make the changes they recommend.
JDaters who follow the simple advice in this column will find that they receive many more emails from people with whom they have much in common. I wish you well and look forward to hearing about your success. Please leave your questions and comments here as I will now be writing a monthly article on JDate.