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Q. How do I create a profile?

Creating and posting a profile is free and only takes a bit of time. If you're logged in now, you've probably already finished the first step. To finish the rest, login and click Your Profile in the Profile & Photos drop-down menu at the top of the screen. Click "Edit" next to the section you'd like to finish, make your changes and click "Save" when you're done.

When creating your profile, remember that the essay screen will time out after seven minutes, so save often to make sure you don't lose anything. You can also write your essays ahead of time and paste them into your profile. Just be sure to save each essay after you paste it.

Helpful hints:

  • Your profile is the first impression you make, so put your best foot forward.
  • Be honest, have fun and stay positive.
  • Your essays give you the chance to speak directly to members and maybe even the person of your dreams. Essays should offer insight into your lifestyle and what is most important to you in a relationship. They should also reveal what makes you unique. Don't worry about saying too much. The more you write and the more you give specific examples, the more likely it is that someone out there will read your profile and say, "Wow! Me, too."

Don't know what to say in your essays?
Take a look at our list of Things To Write About.