Be confident, not arrogant

Dating talk about yourself

Just make sure to always turn the conversation back to her and make sure she is doing more of the talking. Humility is important but this doesn't mean you should be self critical, all it means is that you shouldn't talk yourself up unnecessarily. Whatever your circumstances are you can portray them well or portray them poorly. However some people can overcorrect into not talking about themselves at all or holding their cards too close to their chest. Positive self talk is a reflection of how you feel about yourself, so if you are happy in your own skin that should be demonstrated in your conversation.

You also seem to be implying that if a guy is a serial killer or a bank robber that he is going to list it in his profile. Not really any responses but much more interest.

So you need to know how to talk about yourself in such a way that makes you appealing but also humble. Make an honest assessment of yourself, paying particular attention to your strengths, your interests and the things you think will attract you to a mate. Many girls especially the better kind will appreciate this. While it doesn't pay to obsess over it, you want it to be as good as you can make it. Again thank you for your advice.

Another issue with playing it safe and trying to cast a wide net is that you force the girl to switch her screening process over to depend more heavily on superficial things like looks, height etc. Guys know women are extremely judgemental creatures and will judge everything and anything about a guys profile. The caveat is that you can't make this stuff up. While you want to emphasize common points of interest with a mate, such details will help set you apart from the pack. We keep ourselves a mystery partly because women like that and partly because we are afraid we might say something about ourselves that will make a woman judge us and never even wish to meet us.

For now you

You don't want to portray yourself as a superhuman divorced from the reality of the rest of the masses. You need to open up a fair amount and be generous with what you divulge about yourself. Instead, it will turn you into one of her texting buddies very quickly.

Dustin and Mike are spot on

For now, you just want to get it all down on paper. Dustin and Mike are spot on. If you talk poorly of yourself of course any self respecting woman would be turned off, but you then have bigger problems beyond just dating.