A profile is a description of a user in an online community, virtual world or social network. Users can create their own profile and decide what information they wish to disclose to others. This helps users get to know each other as they can add anything they want – hobbies, interests, favorite books, foods etc.!
You can create a personal user profile in an online community, virtual world, social network or dating community. All you have to do is sign up and register for a community and then create your personal profile. You can enter whatever information you like! You can also edit your privacy settings and decide who can view your profile.
The main problem with online user profiles is that you can never be sure that the information given is actually true. This is specifically a problem in online dating communities or dating websites where you are continually meeting new people. The major risk here is that you don’t actually know who is behind each profile. This can be especially disappointing when you meet in real life for a date and realize that the profile did not accurately represent the person.