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 Mark_It_Up
Joined: 3/15/2011
Msg: 2
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You need to improve your pics. Get rid of the ones that break the rules (without you in them). Old group pic is pointless. The 3 remaining ones are badly lit and not good quality. You need to smile more.

Get rid of the bitter, jaded headline. This is not the way to attract women.

Lose the OKC format. OKC makes you fill in the same old droll boxes that every other person has, it makes for a very boring profile format. POF gives you a big blank box for you to express your creativity. Use it.

The first paragraph. Lose it. You're friend-zoning yourself right off the bad. Not a smart move.

The second paragraph is plain old boring and describes almost every single guy on here. Delete that too.

The what I'm doing with my life bit, this is again not a smart move. Women like a guy who knows what he wants. You're basically saying here, if you get involved with me, I may tell you in a month that I've changed my mind.

The I'm really good at bit, put the hobbies into your interests box, lose the rest, especially "snuggling". WTF is that meant to mean anyway.

Favourite books and other things, maybe list a few, but this many is simply overload.

6 things you can't live without, could you be any more generic and boring if you tried??

Same goes for the next 2 sections.

The last part, delete it all. Not a fan of the "bonus points" thing. First off, women don't like to be given points, like you're scoring them. Second, if they don't match your "points", they will totally be put off ebcause they will think you have better matches. This is lose-lose.

Well, I know you asked for honest but I better say something nice! The first date isn't terrible although I'd get rid of the "if you're into that" since it sounds apathetic.
 oldfashmntman
Joined: 10/20/2009
Msg: 4
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Posted: 1/25/2016 6:43:56 AM

I'm looking for someone sweet, loyal, and romantic


Do you actually know someone trying to find a woman that is sour and disloyal? As Mark it up mentioned, this makes you the same as nearly every other man on the planet. That is assumed, goes without saying, and is VERY boring to read, delete it and come up with what makes you DIFFERENT than not the same as everyone else.

Romantic as you have it is also worthless, do you actually know a guy looking for cold and dismissive?

Romantic can be used, but you need to go into a bit of detail as to exactly what you consider romantic, and no, that does not mean cuddles.
 ndm147
Joined: 8/1/2013
Msg: 5
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Posted: 1/25/2016 6:56:01 PM
What is the headline about do you want to get ants mean? Who wants ants?
 tennistown
Joined: 9/7/2011
Msg: 6
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Posted: 1/26/2016 3:16:08 PM

. . . . make my profile more appealing . . . .




I see three little things
I suggest you change.




1.
Personality --- Hopeless Romantic


Technically at 25, you are in your "last year"
of pulling off, this particular personality.
(You should be getting the Memo in a few weeks.)

When the calendar changes, and your
year of birth changes to 26. You must
change the hopeless romantic bit.

You might consider being proactive,
and change it now, while you are upgrading
your introductory internet dating profile.



2.
Profession --- Punch Tech


I am probably the only person on this planet
that has no idea what a Punch Tech is.
Even though I may seem dumb for not knowing,
I will risk public ridicule and ask you to define it,
in the body of your profile. One sentence should do it.

I thought it could be a "Bar Room Bouncer."
Someone gets too much booze in them,
and become unruly. The bouncer arrives
to pleasantly escort the patron outside.

Then, punches them in the face (Punch Tech)
if they attempt unauthorized re-entry.
Am I close? Or, is your job something completely different?


Finally, 3.
. . . with fists of steel. . .


Since you are looking to woo a woman,
not use those "fists of steel" for her compliance.
I suggest you remove that tiny portion of your profile.
Good luck!
 jaja808
Joined: 12/11/2015
Msg: 7
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Posted: 1/26/2016 9:51:03 PM
long hair makes you special. I would never know that you have long hair scanning over 50 other photos in a gallery at the same time. Your main pic needs to show the long hair. The second photo is like reverse skinny angle. It makes you look weird too, in a bad way. I would definitely take away the second pic with the suit. I would use the third pic as the main. I would also just get rid of the current main pic. You only need one pic to attract someone. I know from experience. I don't get a lot of messages these days, but with only one good picture I used to get the hundreds of first messages.
 tennistown
Joined: 9/7/2011
Msg: 9
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Posted: 2/1/2016 11:30:51 AM

@ tennistown: I'm not really sure what's wrong with having hopeless romantic as my personality type. It describes me quite well... any chance you could explain it to me?



I can try.


"Hopeless Romantic". Sounds like that
can fit in the same box as "Princess" and "Diva!"

It is sort of a girly term. I guess it mostly
has to do with the "Hopeless" part.

Hopeless and helpless are closely associated.

You are writing to women, yes?
With the hope of dating one woman
in particular, eventually.

You gotta be the man!
Hopeless has nuttin' to do with it!

Reminds me of a movie gag,
I believe from "Grumpy Old Men."
Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. starred.
though Burgess Meredith spoke the line.

One wise old guy says "Hold out both hands."
"Hope to meet a girl in one hand,
Crap in the other hand.
See which one, fills up first.

You should strive to disassociate yourself from hopeless.

If there was a personality type of "Romantic"
that would be different, and sure use that!
But, there isn't. So don't use Hopeless Romantic instead.

That is, unless physical intimacy is something
you are trying to avoid. As, that term Hopeless Romantic
is like an express ticket, to the Friend Zone.




You resemble Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
from back in the day. Any relation?

Aqualung. Ever heard it?
Google is your friend, today.
It's worth a listen! Rock on.
 ndm147
Joined: 8/1/2013
Msg: 10
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Posted: 2/1/2016 12:17:32 PM
Ok. I understand now what the quote about the ants is. That is fine. I have a friend that does the same--takes quotes from books and movies. If I am unfamiliar with the reference I will ask him.
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