The essay part of your profile is equally or more important than the photo because it fills in the details about what is seen in your pics. This part explains who you are.
All About You
Start with your first name, age, and basic physical traits: height, weight, build, hair color/length, eye color. Remember to be honest, but don’t over-share. Don’t mention anything in your online profile that you wouldn’t tell an acquaintance or someone you met at a club. For instance, if you are nearly obsessed with anime, don’t write in your profile that you own every single DragonballZ DVD ever made and you’ve spent hundreds of dollars of hard earned money acquiring them. Instead, simply state that you really enjoy anime and list a few that you like. It is okay to include your favorite bands, movies, foods, etcetera, but put no more than five of each and state a little about why you like each one. This will give your potential matches a look into your personality.
How You Live
Talk a little about your occupation, the general area where you live, your hobbies, and what you do for fun, but remember not to overdo it. Mention what your plans are and what you’re doing with your life. If you plan to go to the Congo as a missionary, then write it in.
If you have pets or kids, remember to mention a little about them, as this can be a deal breaker for some people.
What You Want
You’ll need to say something about the kind of person you’re interested in. Start with an age range and general physical description, but don’t be too specific with this. If you state that you’ll only date girls shorter than five-six, then you probably won’t get messages from anyone taller than that. You’ll have excluded an entire demographic.
Give a few personality traits that you admire and tell why they’re important, but again, don’t be overly specific.
Your Best Date
Feel free to offer your idea of a good date, and be original. Dinner and a movie is seriously overdone. Besides, how can you talk at a movie theater? If you prefer casual, say so. This gives your potential dates something to go on when it comes to romancing you. And it keeps you in your element when you go out. If you normally wear jeans and cowboy boots and go out for a drink at a honky tonk, you wouldn’t want a date to invite you to a black tie dinner party.
Try to keep your profile light, upbeat, and witty, without being a total screwball. It’s not the place to write your life story, but it shouldn’t be bland like a job resume, either.
All things said, your profile should be between 200 and 300 words, with the first 2/3 devoted to describing yourself and the last 1/3 for describing your potential mate.