One of the trickiest parts of getting started with online dating is creating your dating profile. To help you out, we’ve compiled some of the best online dating profile examples for men and paired them with quick tips on what makes them great.
As you write your profile, use these online dating profile examples as inspiration and keep these tips in mind. They’ll help you write a dating profile that captures someone’s attention with the details that make you unique.
I’m a born and raised Alabama boy, and like any good country boy I clean up good and know how to turn on the charm. I love spending the weekend outside exploring the area, BBQing with friends, and harassing my dog. (He secretly loves it, of course.) I will warn you that I dance like a fool at weddings. Really. I will embarrass you. But if I do my job right, you’ll be laughing too much to care.
I’m a fun-loving guy who’s a happy dog-dad to my girl Roxie. My friends would probably describe me as goofy but somehow I always end up being the responsible one. I have a lot of hobbies to keep up with. At the moment I’m focused on softball and fishing. One helps me get out and be social and the other helps me get away from it all. If you don’t mind the pup or a little bit of a goof we could be a pretty good pair.
Spaghetti Eddie, 41
I’m a creature of contradictions—An athletic bookworm, a night owl who’s an early riser, and an active guy who loves to be lazy on Sunday mornings. I’m always interested in learning new things whether it’s history, politics, or the guitar. (I started teaching myself piano last year and am loving the challenge so far.) I can also cook a mean baked tilapia or spaghetti dinner. Let me know if you’re interested or just give me some tips on my red sauce. 😉
Tip #1: Details Details Details
If you want to help someone get a sense of who you are, it’s the little things that really count. Out of all our tips, my number one is to add details to your profile. You can say you love to cook or you can share your go-to dish or talk about a recipe you’re experimenting with. One makes you sound like everyone else, the other makes you stand out. It’s the details that make your profile come alive.
Tip #2: Don’t Be Afraid of Romance
Your dating profile is one of the first opportunities to lay on the charm, so if you’re the type of guy who likes to open doors or bring a woman flowers don’t be afraid to say so. It might seem a bit cheesy to say you’re looking for someone you can watch rainstorms with, but it will tell women that you’re serious and unafraid.
Tip # 3: Give the What and the Why
Don’t just say what you love, say why you love it. It’s easy to say you love hiking or being outside, but telling people why you love the outdoors helps them get to know you more and makes your description more compelling.
I’ll admit it, I’m a little old-fashioned when it comes to my dating style. I open doors and like to go for drinks AND dinner on the first date. But it’s all part of what makes me a gentleman. I’m looking for someone who is always up for life’s adventures but doesn’t mind staying in and watching a movie when the weather calls for it. I’m a sucker for dogs. I rescued a lab a few years back and we’ve been best pals ever since. I try to eat healthy but I have a major weakness for pizza. Let me know if you want to go get a slice!
Seems like everybody says they’re laid back on here. I’m not. I’m actually really hyper. The most laid back thing about me is my cat and even he has to get up and run laps around the room from time to time. If you like getting outside, going out, a guy who tries too hard to make you laugh, and getting to know someone who’s a little different I’d love to take you out.
Ok, I just have to be real… I’m a bit of a shut-in. Don’t get me wrong, I like going out for drinks and having fun but I find more peace and have more fun just kicking back. I love the beach, watching football, movies, writing music and poetry, spontaneous trips, and learning about all the things I thought I knew but now realize I had no idea about. It’s a crazy world, let’s be crazy together. 😉
Tip #4: Dare to Be Different
With so many people out there, you want to stand out from the crowd so don’t be afraid to showcase what’s ‘weird’ or different about you. Do you have an odd laugh? Freak out at scary movies? Are you blunt and to-the-point? Let people know! Even if it turns some people off, you’ll turn the right person on.
Tip #5: Stay Away from Negatives
Dating helps us learn what we do and don’t want, which is great, but don’t focus on what you don’t want in your dating profile. Maybe your last relationship made you realize that you aren’t looking for someone who goes out every night, but if you say you’re not looking for a party girl you sound negative. Instead, say you’re looking for someone who doesn’t mind staying in on a Friday night.
Tip #6: Leave Them Wanting More
In the past, online dating profiles read almost like a resume—the point was to outline everything about yourself. Now things have changed and you don’t need to say a lot in order to attract the right person. In fact, it’s better if you don’t. Your profile is a preview of who you are, not the whole picture. Give people a reason to message you to learn more.
“Work hard and play harder.” A little bit about me… I’m an active single dad who loves being outdoors as much as possible. I run 12 to 20 miles a week for exercise, but when I have the time, a long hike with someone is even better. I share custody of my two awesome kids so I usually have 2–3 free nights a week and every other weekend to meet new people and hang with friends. If you’re interested, let’s start chatting.
“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” -Muhammad Ali
I grew up in the area and just couldn’t leave what has come to be my favorite place in the world. (My 14-year-old self would have never believed this.) I try to balance family, work, and time for myself and enjoy all three. I’m hoping to meet someone looking for something a bit more serious. Lately my hobbies include weightlifting, and tinkering with music (no, I will not call myself a DJ). If you want to know more, just ask.
“Today is your day, your mountain is waiting.” -Dr. Seuss
I’m an outdoorsy guy who enjoys getting into nature as much as possible and I try to get to the mountains whenever I can. When I’m not working or exploring the outdoors, you’ll find me at home hanging out with friends and cracking jokes or downtown checking out a band I’ve probably never heard of—the weirder the better. If you’d like to spend some time outside with a nice guy, I’m the one for you.
Tip #7: Use a Quote
If you have a favorite quote or song lyric, add it in. Quotes can be a great way to get your personality across and show people what you believe in without having to explain it all yourself. Still not sure what to say? Check out our list of over 100 online dating profile quotes for some ideas.
Tip #8: Say What You’re Looking For
Do you want a serious relationship or someone who wants to have some fun? If you say what you’re looking for in your profile, you’ll attract more people who are looking for the same and weed out people who really aren’t what you want.
Tip #9: If You Have Kids, Mention Them
One of the pluses of online dating is that you can get the kid conversation out of the way early. There will always be a few people who aren’t interested in dating someone with kids, but the vast majority of online daters don’t mind. In fact, on Zoosk people who mention kids in their profile or in a first message get more responses and attention from other daters.
I’m 52 and I still love to go out, exercise, drive my car too fast, and play my rock n’ roll too loud. You don’t have to be into all the same things as me but it’d be great if you were up for a fast ride with the windows down and the music blasting every now and then. Other than that, I work in financial advising but now I split my time between teaching and consulting. If you’re interested say hi or tap that little heart button and I’ll see if I can give you a reason to smile.
Nerdy. Funny. Good cook. Single dad. I love my kids and tell great stories. I’m semi-retired now after a great twenty year career in tech. I made a lot of mistakes and had a few successes so now I’m passing on my knowledge by mentoring others. But enough of work… I love planning weekend getaways to a new brewery, a great climbing spot, or even just a fun restaurant I haven’t been to. Some of the best times in life, I’ve spent sitting around tables with family and friends. Laughing and eating into the night. I guess I’m just looking for someone who wants to be there laughing next to me.
Astronomy, reading, coffee-shop people watching, playing make believe with my nephew, eating out on Monday nights, and staying inside on rainy days. Just a few of the things that make me happy. Maybe you can help add to the list. 🙂
Tip #10: Lists Are Your Friend
If you’re not the best writer in the world, trying listing out hobbies, facts about yourself, or your favorite things. Lists are an effective and quick way to get your personality across. And don’t forget to add those details to let your personality shine through.
Tip #11: Be More Than One Thing
If you love your job, you should definitely talk about it but make sure that’s not ALL you talk about. Same goes for your hobbies and even your kids or family. You’re more than one thing, there’s a lot that goes into what makes you who you are. So make sure your profile reflects that!
Tip #12: Be Open
Some of the best dating profiles I’ve seen are profiles where the person opens up. Maybe it’s about their dog or kids, maybe it’s their job or a favorite sports team—when someone can’t help but get passionate about something it really shows who they are. Put yourself out there and don’t be afraid to get real.
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