Cooking is one of my greatest passions in life and I dream of one day starting my own restaurant.

What makes any female dating profile great is the fact that it stands out from the rest of the profiles on any given online dating site. It’s not generic, neutral and overly politically correct.

It doesn’t describe you with overused adjectives such as “intelligent, compassionate, educated, and independent” and it is free of boring statements that say nothing such as “I am as comfortable staying in as staying out.” Rather than continue describing what a good profile is, I want to bring to your attention real examples of three actual dating profiles from on popular site that I rated for content.

Tired of meeting BOYS who tell me what I want to hear, make and break promises, and aren’t ready for something serious.

(This woman is voicing her opinion and shows her personality early on. )) You: Honest, mature, gentleman, emotionally, mentally, financially secure (“financially secure” is a bad move in a dating profile because it’s an immediate red flag to a guy that he might be dealing with a materialistic woman.) Knows how to treat a lady, ready for a long term relationship (this would sound a bit too eager or even desperate to most guys. I live on the East Coast and travel to West every week for work. (This would make the reader believe that she is not looking for anyone special, but just someone to kill time with and subdue her loneliness).

I commented in parentheses throughout the profiles below what I thought of them and why: I gave this profile a passing grade because while it’s not great, nothing about it makes it terrible.

“I have been in the ——- area for a few years now and always looking to meet new people. I enjoy meeting new people and going to new places.

(Great, thought provoking opener that shows a woman’s engaging personality. I am not offended by a dirty joke and can dish out one of my own. “I don’t know if the world is going to run forever, but I know I’m not going to be around forever!

I don’t know if I will finally meet you to warm my heart and join for a better, happier journey, but I know I can’t stop looking for you, and can’t stop calling you in my heart…

Example 2: Genuine and Modest Hey there, my name's Dave. Even if your life's dream is to become the world's greatest thumb-wrestler, I totally dig it. (well, only if my mom isn't at home.) During the day, I can be found sitting in an office cubicle, feverishing tapping my phone with hopes of getting a new high score on Candy Crush.

According to my sister, the girls I've met in the "real world" have been less-than-stellar (even though I thought my dating life was perfectly fine! So at her request, I've decided to try something completely new and jump into the world of online dating. I'm 28 years old and work as a unit clerk at a local hospital. I like to spend my evenings watching re-runs of Felecity while sipping on a glass of Chardonnay.

If you wish to understand the concepts behind these examples, please read our tips for writing your online profile.