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Ready to join the estimated 40 million Americans who are giving the online match game a whirl? If so, you'll need to give your profile some pop to stand out from the pack. More important, you'll have a real shot at finding a click-worthy guy you really, well, click with.
Online dating tips

Get started with these dating profile dos and don'ts:

... go into online dating cold. Before you start entering your sassy stats, do a search as if you were looking for "you" and see what comes up. Read other gals' profiles to see your competition, get some clever ideas, and take note of the things that scream turnoff.

... make your user name unique. "It doesn't have to be brilliant, but it should signify some expressive detail about what makes you you," suggests Gail Laguna, online dating expert and spokesperson for Spark Networks, which operates several niche online dating sites. Some of her examples: TennisTime, Luv2cook, SalsaDancer. Much more intriguing than Sexylady123, isn't is?

... go overboard with the seductive picture poses or bawdy talk. Overly suggestive pics or innuendo may attract the wrong type of person, warns Stephany Alexander author of the book "Sex, Lies & the Internet: An Online Dating Survival Guide." Remember, there's a fine line between flirty and trashy -- don't cross it.

... be positive. "There are few of us who enter the dating scene who don't have some emotional baggage," says Nancy Michaels, founder of, a dating site for women over 40. Still, she says, try not to emphasize phrases such as "no games" or "no drama." Instead, specify what you are looking for, such as "a great guy who shares my love of jazz music."

be intimidating. Often Mr Right just needs a little nudge in the right direction to get the courage to contact you, says Laguna. Be sure to include an invitation to contact you in your profile to come off as approachable and warm.

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Comments on "Online dating dos and don'ts"

rosey8 July 24, 2011 | 4:01 PM

is the worst. I went on way too many dates and not one was what I expected. It is like a blind date gone wrong because you get connected online and then when you meet them they are not who you thought they are. I rather hold out for up close and personal.

Kennedy Dogbey February 03, 2010 | 9:35 AM

that is thoughtful of you, i appreciate your tips and i think it will be helpful to me

Alicia2010 November 27, 2009 | 6:48 AM

has NOT worked for me. Men will be men, they go into thinking they are going to meet a Special woman who is a perfect size 2, with the perfect hair, with no problems, who doesn't complaint about anything, who's "PERFECT", a Barbie-Doll. They think they are going to meet their "fantasy". Men will never change. No matter what is the mean to their dating.

franconero November 20, 2008 | 8:14 AM

Her eyes, beautiful and dark, I take her hand, lead her through the park. Along a path, through the trees, I feel the cold, autumn breeze. Everything slows down, as her other hand finds my cheek, My eyes sparkle with love, my legs go weak. Our lips press gently, the sun shines gold, Drops of rain surround us, my heart is sold. here's my mail adress

amartey albert September 11, 2008 | 2:29 AM

love is something not to be played with

Ariana June 13, 2008 | 12:09 PM

Don't assume anything is true. On-line dating is EXACTLY like a blind date- someone is a stranger until you get to know them. On-line breeds a way out of balance unreal sense of intimacy. I still believe in old fashioned physical chemistry.

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