I've spent what I consider quite a bit of time trying to perfect my online dating profiles on the likes of PoF, OKcupid and Badoo. I've read plenty of guides on here and various other sources most recently I've tried to personalise Bosox's about me section so it fits me and am currently using the following...
"I'm a fun and happy guy looking to meet fantastically fun, interesting and like minded women and I could sit here and go on and on about the great qualities my Nana swore to god I possessed, but I'd prefer to keep it nice short and none embarrassing for now :-P haha
Though if you do want my references I'll be sure to make them available.
All joking aside, I'm a student and event security operative who's just wanting to hopefully meet someone who can hold an engaging, fun conversation (ridiculously hard to find...) and knows where she is headed in life.
Women who have more than the occasional cigarette or think one direction are awesome, don't message me... I'll message you haha
Otherwise, feel free to message me if you're interested and hopefully we'll get the chance to get to know one another!"
And I always try to make my messages unique and individual to the girl I'm messaging yet trying to keep it short and funny without blowing smoke up their asses... the results, most girls I message view my profile a small cross section of them exchange messages with me for a little while but seem to vanish sooner rather than later.
I've actually started asking for feedback, I've asked them to be brutally honest about my profile and the few that have responded have gotten back to me with things a long the lines of "You're lovely, your profile is good but you're just not my type"
Which leads me to believe this is more about pictures than anything else... the problem I have is I'm not very photogenic, I'm still over weight though losing quite steadily and due to serious lack of funding do not have much opportunity for getting good pictures with friends or while out and about etc. So my offering is restricted to ones that are woefully out of date or selfies taken in the bathroom mirror which are never great quality...
My pof profile is "mr_matt_uk" if you want to check it out...
It's getting to the point now where I'm wondering if either I should give up on online dating until I've lost a lot more weight or can afford to get some professional yet casual pictures taken as it just seems no matter what else I do if I don't have good pictures I just can't get anywhere!