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 firefly416
Joined: 1/27/2009
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Your profile is looking good. One of the reasons we don't want to see other people in your photos, even cropped out is it is distracting. In the current main one, which is the best one of your, I can still see a head on your shoulder. Sweet if it's your sister or niece but jealous-provoking if it's any kind of female friend. Could you just take one photo of you alone to use as the main one?

It's always funny to me the fuss than is made over user names and headlines. I never pay any attention to either one when I am just searching for a man. Usually forget to read them here to until other people are complaining. Your headline can still be changed at any time. I change my often.

The only problem I see is your profile makes it sound like every minute of every day is filled in. I'd wonder how you'd ever find time to be with me and worry that you would never be willing to go do things I wish I had a man to go do with me.

However, it is looking very good now.
 ouija2013
Joined: 12/9/2012
Msg: 45
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Posted: 10/24/2013 6:52:35 AM
I don't like the User name - Mister makes me think of Grandpas
Your Header - one of the most depressing songs ever - but if you want to be a rat in the cage..
You used to have a photo of you and friends playing a Spanish ball game didn't you? If yes put that one back up.
I will give you a shiny quarter to lose the hat photo!
De nada
 ouija2013
Joined: 12/9/2012
Msg: 47
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Posted: 10/24/2013 1:02:19 PM
The song has bleak lyrics and it is older. At least pick a NEW bleak lyric song LOL
The one with you playing, showed you having fun..
We should be able to vote on the darn hat!
 sandytm
Joined: 9/25/2013
Msg: 48
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Posted: 10/24/2013 1:50:02 PM

We should be able to vote on the darn hat!

Hat and stache, ándale!
 ouija2013
Joined: 12/9/2012
Msg: 50
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Posted: 10/24/2013 2:10:08 PM
Doll.. it is just hmm, rather corny. Like you are doing a Senor Frog advert.
But I know you are fond of it LOL
I also know you think I am too old to know what I speak of.. given most of my friends are closer to your age you'd be mistaken.
 Indira46
Joined: 8/19/2012
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Posted: 10/24/2013 3:46:20 PM
Most women won't respond to a message that's not personalized, that could be sent to anyone.
 OTTO BONN
Joined: 4/20/2006
Msg: 54
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Posted: 10/26/2013 5:13:04 AM
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Now, do you see anywhere in the profile a reference to prize winning radishes? Can you track down how I know this?

It's in the title bar. This seems to be happening if only one interest is entered in the Interests section of the Edit Profile page, that is to say, entering only one interest doesn't show on a profile but will appear in the title bar. You would think one interest would still show in the Interests section, but for some reason, it doesn't.

AceOfSpades, that black & white photo is a good one. Take the original photo and crop it to show mostly you. It would make a decent main photo that you could put in rotation with other photos that you want to use as your main photo.

Your current photo with the hat almost makes you look like a different person than in your other ones. Also, it's a bit grainy and the lighting isn't ideal; it's by far the least flattering.
 tatersprout
Joined: 8/23/2013
Msg: 56
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Posted: 10/26/2013 12:22:24 PM
Yea, that's why online dating is so hard.
Your messages aren't awful, just too short. Aim for 3-5 sentences and keep it about her. Never ask where someone lives (creepy), compliment on looks, or ask for a phone # or meeting too soon. The guys here say to shoot for a 5% reply rate--harsh. Are they checking out your profile before deleting?
 ouija2013
Joined: 12/9/2012
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Posted: 10/26/2013 12:46:36 PM
You are msging based mainly on the pictures, the most attractive. They get oodles of msgs ( if they are in fact real)
Have you tried searching on shared interests?
 firefly416
Joined: 1/27/2009
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Posted: 10/26/2013 12:54:25 PM
Oh darn I missed the hat. That's what happens when I stay away from the computer for a few hours.

I love the Hello is it Tea you're looking for? My mind when to the Lionel Richie song. And I happen to drink tea.

I'll tell you one reason women might not be responding. Suddenly lately I've been getting a lot more messages. Maybe people are hanging out inside more because it's getting cooler. Some are from nice men and even though I've written back and forth a few times, it never goes anywhere, they never ask to meet me. But the new category and this one actually happened on the other free website is men who write long mushy messages. I look at their profiles, find many things I don't like and write back "no thanks". Last night a man wrote "I wish you the worst. Excuse me while I vomit". I have no clue why. Before I said no thanks he wrote about 3 strange messages in a row which mostly were in his profile and talked a lot about bringing me flowers, etc. So this is a reason I'm losing interest in responding to anyone!
 mgperry
Joined: 7/9/2013
Msg: 59
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Posted: 10/26/2013 4:47:38 PM
I don't fully understand how to make a thread but I am in the same boat and wondering if there is anything I can do to make my profile better
 sandytm
Joined: 9/25/2013
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Posted: 10/26/2013 5:02:44 PM
http://forums.plentyoffish.com/datingForum94.aspx

click in the top left hand, the long oval "New Thread"
 ouija2013
Joined: 12/9/2012
Msg: 62
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Posted: 10/27/2013 5:53:12 AM
with no shared interests the flame dies quickly
I think women are far more picky here than RL. I guess all the attention.
I am guilty of passing over people based on a few photos - shallow I know.
I've never mesged a Man.. I have had them get fairly abusive when I have politely declined their offers. Maybe I was the 100 woman who said no * shrug*
 Lexti
Joined: 3/14/2013
Msg: 64
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Posted: 10/27/2013 8:03:07 AM
I don't know what's going on over there in the UK, maybe an overabundance of tall, attractive, fit, educated men? If you were in my area, you'd be cleaning house with almost no effort at all. Seriously...
 ouija2013
Joined: 12/9/2012
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Posted: 10/27/2013 9:56:12 AM
maybe you need to move to the USA.
Oh no, I am terrible at dating - lucky I dont date!
Capricious. I like that word.
And OP speaks Spanish.. most romantic language in the World.
 tatersprout
Joined: 8/23/2013
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Posted: 10/27/2013 11:03:48 AM
Try rotating your main pic to see which gets better results. Time to get some more up, too.
I know we all like what we like, but are you messaging women who may not be your first choices in the looks dept? Attractive to you, but not drop dead gorgeous?
 Indira46
Joined: 8/19/2012
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Posted: 10/27/2013 12:37:57 PM
I like this main photo the best.
 tatersprout
Joined: 8/23/2013
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Posted: 10/28/2013 4:34:18 PM
A bit serious, but I like :)
 firefly416
Joined: 1/27/2009
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Posted: 10/29/2013 11:59:47 AM
The current photo is the best one of you, if we could only get that girl's head off your shoulder....Your eyes show up the best in that one.
 Indira46
Joined: 8/19/2012
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Posted: 10/29/2013 3:29:37 PM
It's best to stick with 4 or 5 solid messages. Get her phone number, call her and set up a specific date. I would avoid texting.
 Mark_It_Up
Joined: 3/15/2011
Msg: 77
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Posted: 10/29/2013 3:38:07 PM
I've had that too. Just leave a message, say you'll try again the next day.
 Indira46
Joined: 8/19/2012
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Posted: 10/29/2013 3:39:19 PM
Hmm...I'm the opposite. I would ignore texts, but always answer the call.

I would think if they are ignoring your call, they aren't serious about meeting.

2 choices that I've found work...
1. After you get the phone number, ask what would be a good time to call tomorrow to set up a meeting?

2. Send a text asking if this is a good time to talk.
 Mark_It_Up
Joined: 3/15/2011
Msg: 79
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Posted: 10/29/2013 3:41:26 PM
Some don't answer unknown numbers, if you've got hers but not given yours....
 ouija2013
Joined: 12/9/2012
Msg: 81
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Posted: 10/29/2013 4:43:18 PM
I prefer telephone calls over texts.
I doubt many women are scared re speaking to someone who is a potential date
More than likely you got a fake number ( you know 1 800 forgetit)
Pity you are so far away, you would adore my stylist and she you. She's 23, former dancer.. bright and funny with lovely long red hair. Hey if HE doesnt work out I might date her :/
 tatersprout
Joined: 8/23/2013
Msg: 82
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Posted: 10/29/2013 4:57:02 PM
So many pages...not quite a review anymore. Grasshopper has learned so much.
Feeling like a cozy place and you've never told us your name.
I'm thinking you should send your potential dates here so we can screen them....
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