If the Internet is good for anything—and, actually, it’s good for lots of things—it’s good for finding a needle in a haystack.

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Combining the two in an online dating scenario can complicate the delicate dance even further. Maybe Boy and Girl meet—or maybe they don’t, and if they do, do Boy and Girl live up to their profiles and live happily ever after?

Once it was: “Boy meets Girl,” and, depending on circumstance, “Boy gets (or does not get) Girl.” Now, it’s Boy posts profile. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Bottom line: a dating profile—your first impression—is “sell copy,” and you’re the product being marketed.

The trick for you as “Boy” to get the biggest bang for your buck is to optimize your pitch so it will best appeal to Girl’s brain with content that directly tags her where Cupid lives.

The most daunting part about online dating (aside from, you know, talking to new people) is putting together a profile—yet it’s the one of the most important.

This awkward personal resume is the first thing people see, and can mean the difference between a date and an unreturned message.Here’s how to craft a profile that will help you stand out without feeling awkward. No matter what service you use (or if you’re meeting people online) you’re still working towards the same goal: meeting someone you find attractive.For that, you need to combine persuasive language with the kind of images that makes your profile pop rather than flop, which, as many have learned from experience, isn’t as easy as it sounds.There are myriad of dating sites on which you can cast your line to do a little love fishing.While many of said online matchmaking entities equate “attraction” with a mathematical equation, Nerve Dating (an off-shoot of the sex/dating/culture site, Nerve.com), has incorporated social media conventions into their platform that allow soulmate searchers to create connections via interactive conversations, rather than simply writing essays, checking off endless lists, and hoping for the best.We’ve tapped Nerve.com’s dating columnist Caitlin Robinson, AKA Miss Information, to offer some tips and tricks to those of you prepping to post your profile.