How to increase your Word Power

Word Power

Avoid Adjectives
Your profile should be a symphony of positive notes and tones; not a list of what you don’t want or of childish demands such as, “must be financially independent”. Unfortunately many people start writing about themselves and end up producing a long grocery list of meaningless adjectives without going any further. Adjectives mean different things to different people, which is why they are more or less useless on their own.

Anyone can write a similar list “I’m tall, smart, adventurous, intelligent, etc. ” Don’t write, “I’m an easy-going guy. ” These are just opinions of yourself, stick to the facts and be specific. For example am 5’ 9 and enjoy outdoor sports such as white water rafting and surfing. Remember your audience will probably have a short attention span.

You don’t have to be the most articulate person around to excel at this, just write with an “easy-going” style as you would in oral speech, but of course avoiding using pretentious expressions and unneeded emphatic adjectives, and you’ll convey the same message with greater credibility. By turning those adjectives into anecdotes your profile may actually sound different than every other well-intentioned adjective writer out there.

Remember the key here is to make yourself seem different from everyone else.

Use Capitalization Sparingly
Where possible avoid capital letters and abbreviated sentences during your conversation at all costs. Using capital letters online is a symbol of shouting and as we all know, no one likes to be screamed at an abbreviated sentences can be extremely annoying as it may be hard for the other person to decipher them.

Don't use text-speak. Be literate. If you're dyslexic or a bad speller, write it in a word processor and use the spell-checker. Writing "ur" instead of "your" or failing to use capital letters and punctuation doesn't make you sound casual or devil-may-care, it makes you sound like some undereducated teenager who can barely drag themselves away from their X-Box long enough to scrawl their half-formed thoughts down.

The truth of the matter is that most people do not type in all caps because they want to yell, it’s simply down to the fact that they didn't realize or just cant be bothered . They can click that little [Caps Lock] button on their keyboard and never (gads) have to hit the dreaded shift key while typing away and all the while thinking they're saving time when in reality they're telling the world... I'm socially retarded and I am not going to put any effort into capitalizing the beginning words in my sentences or any of the proper nouns, deal with it.

Avoid Clichés like the Plague
The internet has certainly opened up the dating game to millions who don't enjoy walking up to strangers and saying "do you come here often?" But the art of finding a suitable cyber-suitor also brings its own challenges. Anyone who has spent extensive time browsing online dating profiles as much as I will recognize that there are some lines that you will consistently see no matter what. These lines, though meant to be clever by their respective authors, are in actuality old worn out clichés which are absolutely nauseating, sorry to sound so crass, but that’s the long and short of it.

If you are novice of online dating some of them may sound interesting and original to you, however after spending several days cruising they'll make you feel bored to death. Overusing clichés will rapidly decrease your chance to find what you are looking for whether it is friendship or love. The bottom line is that people do not like cliché, but the fact of the matter is that sometimes clichés become clichés because they are true. And you would be well advised to always try to be yourself, for one very good reason if nothing else and eventually, if you put on an act, that act will come to pieces. At that point it is a lot more difficult to regain your dignity and someone else’s trust than if you were honest to begin with. You can’t make anyone like you if there is no connection there but if someone is going to like you, its better that they like you for you.

Sell yourself as a unique individual
As a rule, you’ve only got a small space in which to explain yourself so it’s always best to show people what you are like, rather than just stating what you like. Remember as your write your profile that your goal is to pique interest and get others to want to learn more about you and meet you. This is all about marketing yourself and you need a good promotion. A good promotion is one that gives reasons why your product is worthwhile.

The more specifically you describe the kind of person you really are, the more likely you are to get a response from someone who is into you as a person. Keep in mind, though, that describing yourself is only half of what your online personal ad should accomplish.

There are literally millions of people who use the internet on a daily basis to find a friend or a partner. Imagine that all or at least a half of them use the same phrases and samples. It would look like millions of clones and nothing more. Therefore if you have one of these in your online dating profile, I implore you to consider a rewrite.

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