A lot of people don’t include their hobbies and interests on their dating website or app biographies, because they don’t realize that it adds value to their profile. Talking about yourself is great, but there is only so much one can say about themselves. Adding your hobbies and interests not only makes you seem more interesting, but it also gives other users something to talk to you about. Whether looking for a casual encounter or true true love.
Hobbies and interests include things that you enjoy doing, watching, reading, or talking about. I include that I watch Supernatural and Doctor Who and that I enjoy reading and writing and hiking. I get a lot of questions about what I like to read or write and have been invited to go hiking a couple of times.
If you are having trouble coming up with things that you enjoy doing, think about your perfect weekend. Not just a fuck in London and around. What would you do? If you would just binge watch Netflix and eat a whole tub of ice cream, put that! There is someone out there that will find that just as appealing as you do.
When you talk about things you enjoy it attracts others who enjoy the same things. It also opens the floor for questions, such as “who is your favorite doctor from doctor who,” “team Cas or Crowley,” or “who’s your favorite author.” I’ve had hour long conversations about what I write about or someone’s favorite hiking spot.
While I encourage you to update your dating profile with these types of things, don’t go overboard. You don’t have to list every activity you enjoy or all of your favorite books. Just include a couple of things about yourself that could potentially strike a conversation with someone who is curious about or also enjoys those activities.