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A personal profile

Learn how to write a personal profile for a social app or website.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

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My profile

About me

By day I'm a regular guy and by night a superhero … How tiring is that?!

Just joking! I'm a regular guy all the time, good job, close to my family, just bought my own flat with a cat. Actually, my cat thinks I'm a hero because I saved her from the street. I'm a talkative person and I believe communication is the most important thing in a relationship.

Likes and dislikes

I love pizza if it's Italian, wine if it's white, and football if it's the World Cup. I read a lot, especially true life stories, but most of my books live on my phone.

Hobbies

I love to travel and I'm always planning my next trip. I prefer an active holiday like hiking, skiing or watersports and I get bored lying on the beach. I post lots of photos on Instagram as I'm a good photographer but I'd really love to share the holiday with someone. Maybe you'll take the photos on the next trip. wink

Tips

1. Write about your good points, not your bad points.

2. Don’t include every single thing. Choose a few points and focus on them.

3. Don’t add your contact details (e.g. address, phone number). You could get unwanted messages.

4. Check your spelling and punctuation before you post.

5. You can use punctuation and emojis when you’re joking, e.g. ?! and wink.

Discussion

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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

if truth be told, majority of people scared about this idea : speaking, share some person

I find it scary to meet people using dating sites. All self-introductions were written by the person and are not always correct, and that person may harm himself. However, I think it's a very good app if you only interact with people online.Even in Japan, there were some people who were sometimes harmed by meeting people they met on social media such as news on occasion. After all, I'm scared to meet anonymously with people who don't know if they are true, their age, or their gender. So, when I use SNS, I only use it so that only people I know can see it.
It's fun to play games and talk with people online. In fact, I've played games with people I don't know. To my acquaintances, I anonymously publish my hobbies on the Internet and form groups with people with similar interests and enjoy interacting online. Perhaps I was waiting for more than one person even though I had promised to meet alone, so I think it is not good to actually meet.

I don't deny dating apps as one of the ways to meet people. However, I don't know because I have never used a dating app. For people who are not good at talking to people directly or who can talk only on SNS, I think such a method is the best choice. Of course, I think people who are good at talking to people or who like them should meet people without using dating apps like this. Certainly, these are some people around me who use dating apps to make lovers and friends. However, most of the users who use this app have the impression that they spend most of their time and play half. In addition, some people may find the relationship with the person they met with a dating apps to be unreliable. Therefore, I think it is best to meet each person in their own way. That's why I can not deny encounters with people who used dating apps.

I do not think it is a good way to meet people. I have three reasons. First, dating apps have a lot of risks. For example, recently, affair like kidnapping, stalker damage and sexual violence are increasing due to dating apps in Japan. From them, dating apps are too dangerous to meet people. Second, it costs money. Apps like this, people pay a lot of money without realizing it. For example, my friend use 300,000 yen of apps like this. Dating apps are designed to let people charge. He had so regrets. Through these, my friend and I knew dating apps are terrible thing. Finally, there are many people who get scam victim with dating apps. People who use dating apps can not talk or chat with face to face so, people can easily commit a crime and people get easily damaged. Even if you are careful, there are many people who are suddenly injured. To sum up, I think people should not use dating apps to way to meet people. There are too many disadvantages rather than advantages.

Who will be my speaking partner?

Socializing, nowadays, is just one click away from everyone. There are countless platforms where one can meet people wherever they come from. Dating apps are one of them. It allows people to intermingle with someone they match with, regardless of their nationality, race, or location. People who use these apps give a brief description of themselves such as gender, hobbies, personality, and even a photo. This would help users to find their match, with whom they share the same interests.
Dating apps, just like any other platforms, has its advantage and disadvantage. It is advantageous in a way that users can easily come across and get to know different people. However, most of the apps do not verify whether the information given in the profile of the users is factual. Even the photos being uploaded are not validated. Thus, some users can easily fake their identities to fool/scam other people.
Everything has its risks. Hence, at the end of the day, it all falls down to the user's vigilance. Especially to people we just met online. as we are expected to have rational minds to know whom we can put our trusts with.

I do not think so, because dating apps have some dangerous parts.We do not know if the other person is true with these apps, therefor, it is possible that the other person is impersonating someone else. This is very scary. In the first place, almost people do not expose themselves in dating apps.In addition to that, those apps can also get us involved in crime. In Japan, sex crimes using dating apps are increasing. From those reasons, I don not think that dating apps are a good way to meet people. If you want to build real relationships, using those apps would not be right. It is difficult to have an intimate relationship because you do not know what the other person really is.However, not all users are lying. If you use these apps, you need to use the latest precautions and figure out which is the lie.

Dating apps are for meeting people, it has two sides the good one and the bad one
The good one, it helps to know people and meet themto enjoy your time, and to make good relations and maybe it helps you to exchange informations share knowledge and get it in the same time
the bad one, is that you don't know the person behind the message or his purpose , it can be so dangerous and causes problems.

Dating apps are very interesting. What do you think about using them? They have good points. Of course, they also have bad points. But I think they are good tools to meet people. Because I believe things have changed depending on the era and adopting new things is impressive.
They have two good points. If we use dating apps, we can meet people who we can’t meet. For instance, if I live in Japan, I can’t easily meet people who live in Canada, Norway, Africa like these. But if I use them, I can do it. And I believe meeting new people make life more fruitful.
And then by using dating apps, we can know about the other person. Especially, many Japanese people are shy, including me. We aren’t good at talking with people who first meet. So, if we use them, we can talk without being nervous. However, we shouldn’t forget that to talk and meet face-to-face is important.
On the other hand, there is a bad point. Using dating apps can be dangerous. By not to meet people face-to-face, knowing the truth about the other person is very difficult. Maybe the other person tells lies, and we get tricked. If that’s the case, we can be involved in the incident. We can’t believe everything what the other person says.
I think using dating apps is the good way to meet new people. But we have to be careful how to use them. If we use them well, they can be wonderful tools to meet new people. Our world is going to expand!!

I think it depends. The application is the reliable system and thinks that you may use it there if the quality of the registering person is good. Not the application that anyone can easily register, I think that application with the examination is good for registration. Otherwise, you may not be able to trust the other person's profile, and if the profile is false, you may feel uncomfortable or at risk. I think there are a variety of needs for people who really want to meet naturally, but who can't, or who don't want to waste their time finding someone who seems to fit their hobbies or personalities. In fact, a lot of people need such apps and tools.
It's true that there are people who lie or abuse their profiles, but you should be prepared to use the app to protect yourself.I think the most important thing is for everyone to follow the rules and use them correctly.

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