Have you ever wondered how to boost your online dating profile? Or why you end up with the same type of person on the same old dates? Perhaps you need to create a dating CV. This can help you realise where you are going wrong, what your best attributes are, and how to achieve dating success.
A dating CV can also save you a lot of heartache if you have never tried online dating, speed dating or blind dates before.
Just like a professional CV, a dating CV should be made up of the following elements: basic details such as age (both your own and that of your ideal companion), and address (or rather the 'catchment area' for potential dates - how far from home are you willing to cast your net?).
You should also include a dating history; who you've dated, what years (to – from), their best and worst qualities, and a summary title: Mr Never-again, Lord Love-of-your-life. You can also add in the reason why you broke up if you want to remember why certain types of people are unsuitable.
The CV must also include additional skills that you have outlining how fabulous you really are (maybe you're great with kids?), and any courses you have undertaken. That could be, for example, IT, photography, a foreign language, pole dancing - anything you think is worth mentioning.
Also include a section about education. Are you looking for a partner who has, for example, a graduate education? Similarly work: do you want a partner who has an interesting job, or is well paid, or does something worthwhile? Think hard and be honest with yourself.
In dating CVs as in professional ones, people tend to add in little white lies such as “I am a master of Italian cuisine”, when they mean "I can bake a frozen pizza for 30 minutes without burning it". This is worth avoiding: the odds are you'll get found out.
After creating your dating CV get a friend to look over it: in professional life you would never send your CV out without getting someone to check it first, and the same goes for this.
Once this is completed, re-write your online dating profiles to include the things you have learned about yourself and your ideal partner. Hopefully, you'll find that your search will be easier, and the responses will come quicker.