My secret worry is that I'm doomed to always be the girl that's a "friend" not a "girlfriend".
My confidence in this arena is pretty low because although I'm bubbly, outgoing and have both close friends and a wide social circle, I have never had a serious relationship, or one that lasted longer than 3 months.
If you need help creating your online dating profile: I will use the phone conversation to interview you and use this information to create a profile to you, which I will then send as the first email response.
We will then have 3 further emails to tweak the profile, review pictures and suitable dating sites and go through any further online dating questions you might have.
Charly Lester is global head of Dating for Time Out, and the former editor of the Guardian Soulmates blog.
She is also the creator of 30 Dates Blog, London’s most popular & respected dating blog jam-packed full of advice, opinions & reviews on all things dating including dating sites & apps, singles events, dating TV shows etc.
My clients often ask me for recommendations of matchmakers, relationship coaches, blogs, websites, events & companies in the wonderful world of dating.
Some were disqualified for being basic-looking bros with too-big arm muscles, and some for trying too hard to be hip, whether emphasizing their DJ gigs or having super hipster photos.
A recently published study from researchers at the University of Iowa looked at how specific kinds of content in online dating profiles changed people's perceptions of the profile's owner.
They found that trying too hard to impress someone was one common downfall.
For a start, the results of the Parship test indicate just how compatible you are with each of your recommended partners.
And, of course, your (carefully chosen) photos are not open for general viewing.