"I met this guy for drinks, and everything was going fine.
I have a tendency to mess with my hair when I get nervous, so I start running my hands through it.
"Putting up pictures that represent what you look like means you don't have to worry later, if he or she doesn't call you to go out again, that it's because of how you look," Allison says.
"Be honest about who you are."Avoid pictures of yourself with either too many props or too many other people.
"There weren't a lot of people using the Internet to date back then," she says.
"I had to go to Kinko's and scan in a picture of myself for my profile." Soon after that, she was on a date.
In 2000, Brenda Allison graduated from law school and moved to Chicago.
"Something like ' This week I'm looking for a great cocktail date near Central Park' is fun and makes your profile stand out. The first, Casey says, should be about who you are and what you like to do.An hour or so into the date, he looks me straight in the eyes and says: ' You have got to stop touching your hair because it's driving me crazy.I don't know if I'm going to be able to control myself!Casey suggests including photos from recent vacations as well as those that feature you taking part in a hobby you enjoy. Don't include too many pictures of you with other people."There are so many guys online who will include pictures of themselves with other women," Allison says."You don't know who those women are, and it sends the wrong impression."If the name you want is taken, don't try to force one."Using something like 'legsfordays' as a username is probably not the impression you want to give if you're looking for a serious relationship," Casey says.Your headline should answer a basic question such as "What am I looking for?' I didn't know what to say to that, so I told him my friends were at the back of the bar, which they were.I never went out with him again." For Allison, that night was the beginning of series of dating travails."Find a happy medium between being Action Jackson and Mr. "Your main picture should be just you, and not you wearing sunglasses or you holding your dog.Use those photos for the supplemental pictures."Update photos as much as possible.