Friday, October 24, 2014

Why You Should Never Post Friends on Your Online Dating Profile

Edward S. Brown, M.S.

When was the last time you turned on your TV and saw BMW promoting Mercedes Benz? McDonald's promoting Burger King? Or Coca Cola promoting Pepsi? The answer is “never.” Big brands don’t spend millions of dollars to promote other brands in their advertisements. So, why would you promote another person on your online dating profile?

Some women enjoy posting pictures with other female friends at a beach, birthday party or public park.  It’s understandable that you want to show that you’re fun and have great friends. However, by posting pictures with friends, you act contrary to attracting eligible men. This is true for two reasons: One, the man has to figure out who in the picture is being profiled for dating, and two, if the man finds your friends more attractive, he may inquire about them.  “That’s rude” you say? By posting pictures with your friends, you just gave eligible men an option to comparison shop. Since they don’t personally know you, there is no loyalty. 

Your dating profile is a billboard highlighting the assets and benefit you offer to a potential mate. And since women, ages 40-60, generally are traditionalists and don’t believe that they should pursue men, the best chances you have for increasing your pool of eligible men is to keep the focus squarely on you.  When it comes to your online dating, you are the only option.   

You are at the stage of your life when you want an open and available man for companionship that may lead to marriage. Allow him to envision the possibilities by not putting obstacles in your way.

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