- Read our Guidelines.
Do this before you post an ad so you can be sure that your ad
will get posted on the site. All personal ads are subject to
rejection or removal.
- Post a photo. Want more responses? The easiest and
best way to get noticed is to post a photo of yourself with your
personal ad. Make sure the photo depicts how you
"normally" look. People are generally attracted to
everyday shots rather than "glamour" shots.
- Describe yourself. Think of what you'd want to know about
someone and answer those questions about yourself. People are more
likely to respond to your ad if they are attracted by something
you've told them about you.
- Show - don't tell. Instead of saying you "like music,
movies, and restaurants," offer specific examples.
- Be creative. Make your ad stand out by including a special
quote or describing your most intriguing feature or most memorable
experiences. If you have a sense of humor, don't just say so -- show
it! Have fun with your ad.
- Pay attention to spelling and grammar. People are more
likely to take your ad seriously if you've put some thought into it.
First, be spontaneous, then read it over. Use proper punctuation and
capitalization. ADS WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS LOOK LIKE SHOUTING. ads
written in all lowercase with no punctuation even commas are hard
for readers to understand dont you agree
- Don't lie. You are better off telling the truth in your ad.
Honesty can prevent disappointment for both you and your potential
date. Just remember - you could end up meeting someone who reads
your ad, so don't say you're 6'1" if you're really 5'4".
- Don't write your life history. Write enough about yourself
to catch someone's attention. Don't include detailed, personal
- Never include your address and phone number in an ad. If
you decide you want to give out personal information in future
correspondence, be sure you're giving it to someone you can trust.
- Read our Guidelines.
Do this before you post a photo so you can be sure that it
will get posted on the site. All photos are subject to rejection or
- Ads with photos get more replies. So add one to your
- Use an everyday photo. It's better not to use
- Post only one photo. Do not post a "collage" of
photos -- they'll be rejected.
- Only 2 people allowed per photo. The photo accompanying
your personal ad should only include yourself (and your partner if
it's a "couple" ad).
- Nudity is not allowed. Do not post nude photos on
LovingDates.com Personals ads.
|Don't copy these example
ads because then everyone's ad will say the same thing! Just use
them as a reference.
Woman Seeking Man
Hi! I'm a 27-year-old, never-married, fun-loving woman who lives and
works (very hard) in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm 5'7", 120
pounds with black hair, blue eyes, and bright green-painted toenails. I
love all types of movies; the best ones I've seen lately include
"Run Lola Run" and "The Cell," and my all-time
favorites include "Braveheart and "It's a Wonderful
Life." I'm a huge music fan and love Dave Matthews Band, Cake, Tom
Petty, Susan Tedeschi, and Gipsy Kings. I've been known to get a little
crazy at concerts; I even kissed Garth Brooks on the cheek after a show!
Of course, I was only 16, so, forgive me. :-) My favorite book is
"The Killer Angels," and I can't wait to finish reading
"Hannibal." I want to learn to play the guitar, speak Spanish,
and snow ski with grace. What I value most in my life is my rather large
family, the Earth, and my hobby -- photography. One day, I hope to
become the coolest, sexiest mom with a van full of kids that you've ever
seen. So, if you love mushroom ravioli, romantic nights by a fire, and
springtime camping trips, please reply! I prefer an honest man between
ages 27 and 35 who wants kids, enjoys the same things I enjoy, lives
nearby, and can appreciate a woman who's often been called
|Man Seeking Woman
Are you looking for a sensitive man who'll really listen to you after a
hard day's work? Look no further! I'm good looking: 6'1", blonde,
brown eyes, dark skin, nice lips. I may not be the smartest man in the
world, but I work hard in every facet of my life. I'm also divorced with
no children. I guarantee I can change the oil in your car in 10 minutes
flat. Just looking for a woman who appreciates Sunday picnics, baseball
games, fine French dining, Broadway shows, casual BBQ dinners on my
porch, and a little imperfection every now and then.