How to Answer the Online Dating Profile Questions - Cool Dating Advice

How to Answer the Online Dating Profile Questions

Online dating is done by more than millions and millions and millions of people. The real question is, how do I answer these questions on the dating site I am using? Some of these profile questions could be long, time-consuming, or too silly.  These questions are not meant to stress you out or make you feel like you are doing homework. Remember that these questions should be entertaining and something that describes your own personality. You need to answer with some detail so the person reading it gets a good sense of who you are as a person. One line or word answers will not cut it if you want people to contact you.

Here is some advice to help you answer these questions at your fullest ability.

Honesty is the most important component!

While going through the questions, answer them as honestly as you can. This is a dating app, you will most likely meet up with a person sometime in the future and they will probably ask you about your partner finds out that you have lied. If you really want the right and the most perfect person for you, how is it even possible to find that person if you’re lying about yourself, your looks, or even your job?

Lying or over exaggerating about yourself on a dating app is one of the worst combinations because you will come to the conclusion that the dating app sucks, and is just a waste of time when really, you wasted your own time by being dishonest.

Be different


You are not the only online dater that is working on their profile questions and looking through other online daters profiles to get ideas of how to answer the questions. Although, do something different, come up with your own words that describe you and nobody else but you. Once everyone starts repeating the same exact profile answers, everybody becomes boring and nothing is unique about anyone on the dating app.

Be a beginner, not a follower.

Take your time

The dating app is designed to help you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. This is not some survey that you get nothing for completing, neither is it a game. Know that what you get out of this app will be depending on your answers.

Therefore, take your time and focus on the questions. Think about what is being asked and think about your answer as deep as you can. Pretend that you have found the person of your dreams and you are trying your best to convince them into being with you.

Do all you can to keep this person from walking away from you.

Meaning put as much effort into your answers as you can. Do not rush through the questions, plan a whole day if you have to just to complete this process.


When you meet someone in person, you both communicate and ask each other a bunch of different questions. Most of your answers consist of a “because” or an explanation of why you did something the way you did. Just like meeting someone in person, answer all of your dating profile questions with details and explanations.

I’m sure when you are looking through other singles on the dating app, you are interested in finding more about why they like specific things. Therefore, another way of making yourself seem different as mentioned earlier put details into everything you share about yourself.

Make it as simple as possible

Remember that these are simple questions and answers about yourself, this is not an application to medical school. Of course, make it detailed, put time into it, and don’t just replicate words from other profiles. However, do not write five paragraphs for each question. Make it quick, and simple. No need for huge vocabulary words, we all believe that you are smart enough without having to write out big words.

Now that we have talked about the five different, main tips for writing your profile questions, here are a few question examples. Provided are a few hints on what you should consider as you are answering these questions.

What is something you enjoy doing during your free time

Answers for this question could range all the way from like eating and sleeping to traveling. You could start your answer by saying, “During my free time, I enjoy sleeping because … “.


Remember to give details and a because. Your audience wants to know why you enjoy eating, or being with friends, or even reading. Make sure to stay on topic and not start to go off topic while trying to be detailed.

What are you most passionate about

Talking about what your most passionate about can be stressful because there are many things that you are probably passionate about doing. However, pick something that you can give enough details about. Something that many people can relate to, and something that is known.

If your passion is something that is unknown, do not feel embarrassed or afraid to share it. In fact, as mentioned earlier, be a beginner and not a follower. Everyone is interested in learning something new, be the individual that introduces someone to something new.

What are you most thankful for

For goodness sakes, you are out searching for the love of your life. Tell them a few things in your life that you are most thankful for and why you are thankful for these specific things. Give them details on why they stand out the most to you and what makes them so significant.

If your best friend had to describe you using a few words, what kinds of things might they say about you?

Remember to always be honest with your answers. Your honesty might actually be attractive for most people and that could be a fan puller. If you are silly, then so what, mention that you are pretty silly and that you enjoy making people laugh.

If some of your best friends believe that you are annoying, then mention that you are annoying. But as mentioned earlier, give details into why you are annoying. Many of us are annoying, and we do not even notice. If you are too nice, mention that. Individuals on dating sites are always looking for the sweethearts that are single!

Are you willing to meet someone who already has children

Some of us have children, but not a partner. This is completely ok, and there is no reason for you to feel bad or even embarrassed.

If you have children, you might want to include that before getting into any kind of relationship and then getting it screwed up because you or your new date did not mention that either of you had kids. Some people are not willing to be with someone who already has kids for many different reasons.

Some reasons could include that they have had some type of traumatic experience with children, (death, taken away, etc.) or they just do not want to have to deal with a child while looking for someone that they will be spending the rest of their life with.

Many individuals, on the other hand, are completely fine with being with someone who has children. A lot of people are actually passionate about kids and would love to be a second parent to someone who does not have that opportunity. Thankfully, there are many understanding folks out there.

Therefore, be honest and describe your kids!

Profile questions examples

Name your best life skill

You want to give a really thought out and a good answer on this one. Giving just a basic answer like I am skilled at finances or work is pretty much not helpful to the user reading your profile. It would be better to put how you keep balance with saving for the future and having fun now. Another example instead of I am skilled at working put I really like the work I do as a project manager because I do something different every day.

Name one some things you just can’t live without

You can say things like my car or home but get more creative. My favorite thing is my sleep number mattress because I have a bad back from surgery and it helps me sleep well at night. This lets them know you care about your health and have a bad back that needs attention sometimes.

Can’t live without soccer because I played in college and it’s my favorite sport to watch. Let’s them know you are a sports fan and love to watch the games.

What do you do in your spare time

You want to avoid the standard response I like walking on the beach, working out 5 days a week or watching TV.

You may need to give more detail and be more graphic in how you explain what you like. I love going to a Broadway show to watch something like The Phantom of the Opera then go to a nice restaurant to talk while eating great food.

Name a few things your friends would say about you

The theme is the same give more detail not just I am funny and smart. That is boring and really says nothing about you.

Instead, say something like I was voted the funniest guy or gal in my senior class when I was in High School and I love making people laugh. This will resonate with the person wondering if they should contact you.

Profile questions you need to ask why? What? How?

Why do you do something? Give details on why you do something and the reasons. People want to know who you are before they reach out to you on the internet dating site.

What do you do and why? You need to tell them what you do like I train 2 hours a day for a biathlon that is coming up in May.

How do stick to what you are doing in your life? You train for 2 hours so this is how you are going to do well in the biathlon.

The extra details let them know that what you are doing, why you are doing it and how you are doing it. This will help with knowing you so they can connect when you start talking online through email or chat.


There are many different things that we need to focus on when working on our profile dating questions. The main focus is on you. Remember when working on these questions you really need to put time and effort. You need to focus and think about the person you are.

Even if you have done any types of mistakes throughout your life, understand that it is ok and that you are a human and you deserve a second chance. Before working on these questions, write down a few things about yourself. Put things down in front of you and actually ask yourself if they really describe you. Always add detail, give as much information about yourself as you can think. Do not wonder about other people’s profiles and copy their answers because they are complete strangers, you probably have more to brag about yourself than they do.

Again, be as honest as you can. If you are already lying with your profile questions, how should someone be able to even get into a relationship with you? Take your time when answering these questions because they will get you somewhere in your life, unlike that two-page trigonometry homework question you had to do back in high school.

As mentioned earlier, make your answers as simple as possible. You are not writing a book, in fact, you are answering a questionnaire that will find you the person of your dreams. Remember to always be cautious when on any dating apps and do not give any personal information like where you live, or your phone number. This is just a great way to be safe until you really get to know someone a little bit more. I hope this was helpful for you, best of luck!

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