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Chemistry.com Tip: Writing online personals isn't always easy. Putting a description of yourself into words that sums up how you'd like a potential date to see you can be a painstaking process. But it doesn't have to be. We've come up with some guidelines to write letter perfect online personals.
1. Keep it simple. Though it may be tempting to write a story of your life history, work experience and dating likes and dislikes, the best online personals say what you want briefly and succinctly.
2. Use everyday language. Unless you're entering a writing contest for creative language use, writing in a manner that's too flowery will put off a lot of potential dates.
3. Don't sound too snobby. Though it's fine to be picky about who you do and don't date, it's not fine to put out a laundry list of attributes that you require of a potential date.
4. Avoid negativity. Whether it's a negative comment about yourself, an ex, or anyone else, refrain from writing drama-laden descriptions in your online personals.