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Tamar Caspi Shnall is giving online profile makeovers. Today she’s tweaking the profile for “Anna.”


Hi Anna,

Although I appreciate you creating a profile name, only half of it is really unique. It’s not a bad profile name, but if you can add another word at the end rather than a string of numbers it would be much better.

I really like your assortment of pictures, but I strongly recommend adding a description to each photo to either say where you are (if you’re alone) or which placement you are in a photo full of friends and what you’re doing. You have great photos which show your personality and how active you are, so add a short blurb to give more detail.

Most of your “In My Own Words” paragraphs are good. “About Me” seems to be missing a few words and could use another line or two to describe more of who you are, why you’re on JDate and what you’re looking for in life. Less is more, yes, but a little extra will only help. Otherwise the rest of your answers are great!

Your details are thorough and your Ideal Match choices are broad enough. Your age range is wide but as a woman in her early 30’s I think you need to venture into the early 40’s. Even if it’s just by a year or two. And if you do happen to be on JDate through your next birthday then you should increase both your minimum and maximum age by a year each.

I also recommend completing Likes & Interests by selecting even just a few items from each multiple choice category. If you’re still not having much success after making these tweaks then you should also make sure your preferred area is wide enough as well. Since you live in the Bay Area, don’t narrow down your miles surrounding San Francisco too small but expand to include Oakland, San Jose, and so on. Select the 50 mile radius at minimum, a 100 mile radius would be even better. Good luck!

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