Having an online profile is equivalent to showing who you are on a date. No one's able to read your body language online, so it is important that you allow the girl to grasp a sense of the kind of person you are. This is called conveyance. Some ways of conveying your personality online are through your profile description and your photos.
Let's take a look at your profile description first. As a personal advice, my suggestion is to keep it real. One of my friends wrote up a fantastic profile description. In it, he sounds like he loves life, is passionate and adventurous, and has tons of confidence. The only problem is, his photos does not reflect his description. In his photos, he often has a glazed look like he's starting into space. Needless to say, his description is absolutely different from the way he behaves offline.
The point of my story is that you have to be congruent with your photos. Your online profile is the best way for a girl to find out what kind of person you are. If she feels that something is amiss, do you reckon she's going to want to meet you?
Although we talk about showing your personality online, keep your profile description thin. There is no need to tell your life story within your profile. Just state a couple of points about you. Keep it light, simple and yet telling enough. Humor is always a big plus, so if you're really funny, use that to your advantage. Remember that it's online, so most people are easily distracted by other things on the screen. You want to keep their attention, but at the same time, understand that you can do more conveyance through emails and in person.
Regardless of whether you're using an Asian dating site or not, it is good to note that women will be flooded with messages from men. So it will be important for you to stand out. This is not about being someone you're not because; it's about putting your best self forward. Your profile is a good way to do just that. Remember I talked about conveyance? It is not what your profile says, but the underlying implications behind it that matters.
Now let's look at photos. Photos are an implication. They work better than the written word because you can fake a description easily, but staging an act with photos becomes more difficult. Here are some some no-nos to take note of. For example, half-naked shots of you showing off your gym-toned muscles. Pictures of you doing something disgusting like picking your nose. Or even pictures of you taken by yourself all the time. This suggests to the girl that you do not have many friends.
If you have tons of pictures taken with beautiful women all the time, that will convey to her that you might be a player. When it comes to Asian dating online, you want to be aware of that. Having pictures with a lot of friends is one thing. Having pictures with a lot of beautiful women is another. Moderate those kind of pictures if you have plenty.
Good photos would be the ones that showcase your lifestyle. Someone who wakes up, works, and then goes home to the computer is not going to have much of a lifestyle. That's why photos are so effective when it comes to conveyance. A good way to learn more about showing your lifestyle in your photos is to go to Facebook and look at your friends' photos. In my online profiles, I have pictures of me eating the biggest burger ever, pictures of me clubbing, pictures of me at seminars and more. My lifestyle is properly captured on camera. If you really wish to showcase your lifestyle, include videos of you and your mates having fun.
Even though, you do not want to over-analyze the setting up of your profile. Just remember that you are conveying your personality, and your photos and description are the online equivalent to your offline self. Always focus on having fun while doing that, and you're good to go.