Whether it's Grindr or OKCupid, each guy is asked to market themselves with an online profile.

If you've ever been on a gay online dating site, you know that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of guys all looking to connect. And the most successful guys are those that know their market and the product they're presenting—themselves.

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Rest assured, you don't need to come up with an award winning screen name to attract attention.

Often times I use a favorite song title or a word from my favorite movie- something that will spark interest or prompt other hopeless romantics to look at my profile.

There are a numbers of great online dating sites for every taste.

The members in these online dating communities may come from different gay scenes but they all have one thing in common.

How intriguing is it for a writer to find out that someone loves fiction or for a sci-fi movie lover to discover that someone has the entire Star Wars collection?

These details may seem out of place for sites known for quick hook ups, but relationship-oriented guys browse these sites too and your purpose is to find a date or long-term relationship which is about compatibility on levels beyond the physical.

Imagine if your favorite cereal came in a white box with no graphics or explanation of what was inside.

No matter how good or bad it tasted, you probably wouldn't buy it. No matter what the reputation of the site, profiles serve as a first impression and allow other men to build a story about who you are as a person (am I'm not just talking about the physical).

Have you ever wondered how some of these online guys come up with their screen names?

I'm always baffled by the funny spellings and the creative phrases they use, especially while I'm starring at my monitor trying to come up with a eight letter word that will live with me the entire time I'm on the site.

Use this space (usually 30-80 characters long) to describe your interests or the interests you desire in a man.