Writing your dating profile

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On Saturday, author and editor Dave Eggers helped San Franciscans increase their chances of a lifelong match by editing their online dating profiles at a National Independent Bookstore Day event at Books Inc. Eggers became famous with his 2000 autobiography, "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," and in 2013 wrote "The Circle," a dystopian novel based loosely on life at Silicon Valley tech companies like Google and Facebook.Eggers wouldn't let Business Insider sit in on the editing, but we spoke to a few attendees about what Eggers said they should do. One attendee had "Eating and drinking with friends" listed as some of her favorite activities.It is always possible.” The most influential person in my life has been: My grandfather.So you’re new to the online dating game and you’re finding writing an effective dating profile is trickier than you expected.And you want to portray yourself in an attractive, flirty way without seeming forward.If that’s the case for you, Elite Singles is here to help!In this article, we’re going to introduce you to a few different dating profiles that each contain varying quantities of the above elements.

I try to always think of that quote by the Dalai Lama: “Be kind whenever possible.

And you probably don't want to be sending mixed signals to someone before you even start dating them.

End on a "Zing." If you have a joke, save it to be the last part of the answer so that's what people remember.

"Recognize when you're repeating something that you've heard," said Dan, one of the attendees, and then try to eliminate it from your profile. It needs to be the "hook." The "about" section is where you can sound most generic, Eggers told Dan, so make sure you hook people in like you would in a book.

Like a recipe for a great dish, it’s about having a combination of ingredients working in your favour: a couple of well-lit, authentic pictures of yourself, combined with a pinch of wit, a decent helping of honesty, and generous servings of thoughtfulness, individuality, and attention to detail.

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