Talking up, talking down, talking something less than the truth … none of these is a good idea when you are talking about yourself in your dating profile. Here are a few tips on what to avoid.
1. Talking yourself up
“Above-average intelligence along with an immaculate appearance make me just what you are looking for.” When you’re in cyberspace, it can be easy to slip into exaggeration … The couch potato morphs into a fitness fiend … Someone who occasionally reads the arts pages becomes an avid theatregoer. There’s temptation to exaggerate, but stick to keeping it real!
2. Talking yourself down
“Shrinking violet on the lookout for a big-hearted partner who is ready to overlook a few faults.” Maybe through a fear of raising expectations too high, some people do themselves down. But if, just because you are carrying a few extra pounds, you describe yourself as out of shape, you won’t do yourself any favours. Ev