Build a dating profile

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And that profile can be surprisingly tricky to craft.“It’s hard for people to write about themselves,” relationship expert Bela Gandhi told TODAY. If you include phrases like “Please do not contact me if you’re a gold digger,” or “Don’t bother if you’re just looking for a one night stand,” you’re not clearly conveying your wants and needs to a potential partner — you’re actually sounding negative and defensive, Gandhi explained.“Putting together an amazing online profile is something that is not necessarily easy.” In fact, Gandhi, who is the founder of Smart Dating Academy, sees one particular mistake over and over again — a mistake that can immediately turn people off to your dating profile. “It makes it sound like you’ve made bad decisions,” Gandhi said.“Most normal, balanced people are turned off by negativity.The only ones you’re going to get back are people that aren’t turned off.” Relationship coach Rachel De Alto, one of the experts on Lifetime’s "Married at First Sight," agreed.