Your Profile: Make It Easy to Read with Great Pictures—and Keep It Current!
Don’t listen to gross skeezy pickup artists: simplicity is KEY when you’re hooking up with girls.
If you want to get laid with the kinds of girls that can be mesmerized for hours by a shiny piece of string, sure, go for the weird top hat look that pickup artists love talking about. We’re not here to help you get laid with trailer trash girls that got held back in the second grade until they were 19. We’re here to help you get laid with fun, awesome girls who want to have fun with guys like YOU, not girls that can’t read the menu at a burger joint.
Leave the mental gymnastics at home.
To quote a movie that will always get you laid (The Princess Bride, for some reason), “Yes, you’re very smart, shut up.”
Girls don’t want to see you talk about how smart you are. Girls don’t care how smart you think you are. If you go into a date expecting her to be impressed with your brilliance, she’s probably going to pass you by immediately. If she doesn’t, she’s probably going to go into it thinking, “We’ll just SEE about that.”
Do you want to spend all night defending your smarts and answering quiz questions? No? Then don’t talk about how most girls aren’t smart enough for you in your hookup profile.
Of course, your “about me” isn’t the only place you have to make sure not to make a mistake. One of the biggest reasons guys don’t get responses on hookup websites is that their pictures suck in one way or another.
Make sure your pictures aren’t boring.
So, what makes a boring profile picture? You’d be surprised. Here are some of our dating site tips to putting up the best possible profile picture:
- NO dick pics
- No dumb poses
- Wear clothing
- No crappy, blurry photography
But the most important thing you can do for your profile picture is to include cool stuff around you.
Yes, it’s good to strut your stuff and show the girls what they’re going to get, but girls aren’t in to that kind of thing nearly as much as guys are into the ego trip of putting them up there.
But girls want to see that your into more than just your own body (otherwise, it’s weird). So take a picture of yourself doing something cool. Be astride your new motorcycle. Be doing work on your house. Any cool purchases you have work well, but if you don’t have anything cool, at least include something you love, like your dog.
It makes you look a lot more interesting. The other thing it does is give the girls who want to contact you something to talk about, instead of searching for something to say about this guy who seems kind of boring.
Of course, you shouldn’t go digging out pictures just because they’re in front of something cool, which leads us to the third rule…
Keep your pictures and your profile current.
Were you into cool stuff in high school? Cool, no one cares. Did you read intellectual books in college? No one cares unless you can remember the names of most of the characters. Did you have awesome hair 10 years ago? No one gives a shit.
You do NOT want to be the guy that shows up to a date looking 10 years older than she thinks you will. No one wants to date the guy you were in high school. Even if they did, that guy is gone as hell. The only guy available for these girls to date is current you, not 10 years ago you.
Keep your profile CURRENT. That means posting about whatever you’re into now, not whatever you were into that you think sounds best. The rule of thumb here is that unless you want to spend all night discussing it, it shouldn’t go on your profile.
Your profile is your chance to put the best, coolest parts of yourself out there on display. Don’t make it suck by messing it up, or trying to be someone you aren’t. While it might be cool to hook up with a girl as someone you’re not, bear in mind that you’re going to have to maintain that character for long enough to get this girl back to someone’s apartment. If it’s too difficult, you’re never going to make it there.
So to recap, the top three rules for your profile are:
- Don’t talk about how smart you are.
- Put up pictures of cool things as WELL as yourself.
- Keep your pictures and profile current.