Dear Dr. Hedda:
Several of my single friends have met interesting and available men through different on-line dating services. So I thought I would give it a try.
I’ve had several “viewed your profile” hits but no one has responded and asked to meet me. I posted a very nice picture and tried to sound upbeat and interesting in my profile but nothing has happened. What am I doing wrong?
My friends are nice but I am definitely better looking and better educated.
Why aren’t men interested.
Alone and don’t know why.
Dear Don’t know why:
I don’t know either. I would have to actually see and read your profile but I can make a few
guesses. First, you probably need to redo your profile. Let your friends read it and see if they think it’s a good description of you. Look for red flag items. Things that start with “I always” or I never” they are turnoffs. Makes you come across as inflexible.
Then try anew with a service or two you didn’t use before.
But before you do any of that, take a moment and review what you want from these dating services. What kind of man are you looking for. Prince William is taken so be realistic in what you want in a man and a relationship. I suggest you make a list of the qualities that your next love must, inflexible, have. For example – college graduate or no pets. Then make a second list, call it the nice if he was…. for example, royalty, wealthy, a great tennis player.
Change your picture. Make sure it’s a flattering head shot. Show it to your friends to check out. Sometimes our favorite pictures are not really our “Best” pictures.
If this doesn’t get your some terrific hits then I don’t know why either.