So, you have decided to give online dating a go? Online dating can be a lot of fun. You are bound to have a few howlers along the way, but hopefully, it will result in you finding the man of your dreams. However, for this to happen, you are going to need an online dating profile that stands out for all of the right reasons. Here are some tips to help you out…
Choose a summery photograph – Research by magazine Marie Claire has shown that people in summery photos are viewed as more attractive than those in wintery pictures. So, go through your photographs on Instagram or Facebook, and choose a recent summertime snap.
Have fun – Stop worrying about what people think about you. If they don’t like what you have to offer, they are not the right person for you anyway. It’s not about getting as many responses as possible; it is about getting the right response. Have fun with your profile and show off your sense of humour.
Be aware of the turn-offs – Is there another male in your profile picture? It doesn’t matter if it is your brother, you need change it! Is vaping or smoking more attractive on Tinder? Well, you probably don’t want this to be the first thing people know about you, so leave it off your profile altogether. Is your profile short and boring? Well, who wants to date a boring person in any case?
Choose recent photographs – It is better to look better in the flesh than to look better in your photographs. Never choose photos that are over one years old.
Check your grammar – So, your online profile is not an English exam, but bad grammar and spelling can be very off putting for a lot of people. Once you have typed up your profile, simply paste it into word and used the computer spell check to make sure you don’t have any rookie errors.
Be specific – A generic profile often attracts attention, and if it does, it can be the wrong type of attention. By being specific, you give a full flavour of the person you are. So, you like to travel? Well, this doesn’t really say much does it. Where have you been? What are your favourite places and why?
Stay positive – There are so many profiles that start with phrases like “tired of boys, I want a real man” or “sick of cheaters.” Negative tones are never a good idea for an online dating profile. Keep everything positive. Writing the phrase “sick of cheaters” is not going to reduce your chances of ever meeting one again, so there’s no need to include it on your profile. Instead, discuss it once you feel ready.
So there you have it: some of the best ways to get your online dating profile to stand out for all of the right reasons. Implement the changes that have been mentioned above, and sit back and relax as more and more men start to inbox you.