PS- I thought about something like "Get off the couch! I have little martini glasses and shakers and pink writing that says "chocolate martini lounge" for my wallpaper background in the main portal, and coffee cups in black on brown in the forums. I wanted it to have a very relaxed comfortable feel to it. The more you agonise over it, the worse it’s going to get. Also think about the kind of person you want to meet and what you want to get out of the relationship. The strange thing about online dating is that the vast majority are striving to look normal.That is why the only way to stand out from the crowd is to be yourself. The more you use cliché’s, the more you will be passed over. So that means: no candlelit dinners, walks along the beach, ‘I like all sports’ (you can’t like all sports, lawn bowls? Say which you do really like), shopping (generic), eating out (generic).
Of course, this will be paired with a GREAT profile picture, and a GREAT profile. Let’s analyze a couple usernames and think about what they convey to potential matches. Even if sex is important to you, you come off like a complete jackass if you actually spell that out with middle school shorthand.
And hey, if they happen to meet that someone special on my site, great!
If not, at least they got out of the house and tried something different. There are so many singles sites springing up that every time I have a good idea it seems to be already taken by another site. PLUS the theme/colour scheme I used for my site is all chocolate browns, coffees/cappucinos, creams, and pinks.
I am not really trying to draw in the "dating" crowd, more like the corporate after-work crowd who are just too busy to play as hard as they work.
Although I welcome all ages, races, walks of life, whatever- I am targeting the 19-35 age range.
There are a lot of don’ts out there but to help you on your way Our Graham found this gem of a list from Glamour.com’s dating blogger, Gena Kaufman.