‘People have to imagine how they’ll fit into your life, so describing yourself as a “bookworm and internet addict” makes them feel they’d never see you,’ explains match.com’s relationship expert Kate Taylor.

‘Play up your love of anything sporty, outdoorsy or public – like concerts and exhibitions.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.

I’ve learned that money and opportunities come and go, but your friends and family are always there to help you when you need it.

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Good Generic Example #1 Let’s face it, I don’t live the life of a rock-star or famous athlete …

but those guys are always getting caught cheating on their wives, so why would I want to live that life?

All three profiles manage to stand out from the crowd – they’re unique and free of the usual online dating clichés that people have come to expect, while still showcasing the user’s true personality.

Each profile is different in the same way that each person is different – so we’ve showcased three of the most common “types” of online dating profiles.

I fully don’t expect you to message me, I guess if I was getting 20 or 30 messages a day from people I wouldn’t have to.

Unfortunately real, honest guys like me often get passed over because we don’t stand out among the hundreds on here trying to find a date by auto-blasting e-mails they have stored up on a hard drive.

Example 1: Light-Hearted and Silly I may not be a supermodel, but at least I smell nice... When I'm not busy saving the world or just ‘being awesome', I spend my time working as a bartender and part-time chef.

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

These three examples reflect the more common online dating personalities: the thoughtful romantic, the witty comedian and the spontaneous adventurer.