It seems there are many online Dating Profile Tips out there. Such as, be out of the ordinary, photos that make you stand out, the use and miss use of online dating terminology, give enough Info without boasting, avoid negativity getting the picture.
So what are most important points and ideas to consider when creating your dating profile?
After research and countless surveys it seems the top five are honesty, a fresh profile, short and sweet, expectations, and of course photos.
The personal photo is an important part of your online dating profile. It is your introduction. So put you best foot forward and remember these dos and don’ts
- A recent photograph of yourself
- Show some of your figure
- Use your creative license to show you are unique and fun
- A photo of you involved in a favorite activity or in front of a landmark
Dating Profile Don’t
- Party photos
- Unflattering photos
- Excessive cleavage if you are a female or shirtless if you are a guy
- Photos where your face is covered
Honesty is of paramount importance when you create an online dating profile. At first it is tempting to enhance or embellish your life and accomplishments. A good way to attract dates right. Not at all in the end as the date realizes the little white lies it will send up a red flag that you are not to be trusted. By maintaining honesty you avoid situations where you are called on to account for discrepancies in your profile.
Online daters can be discouraged by the number of people who contact them that are not what they are looking for. Not surprisingly this is one of the biggest complaints. The description of your ideal match is such an important piece of your profile so take care not to be to casual and think realistically. List physical qualities, personality, and character traits equally. One good way to improve the interest shown to you is to use your header as a filter. So take the opportunity to be specific. Example
“Looking for fit 24-30 year old male within 20 miles of Boulder”
“Be local, fit, over 40, and have a posted picture.”
“I’m looking for a lighthearted woman between the ages of 24 and 29 who enjoys the humorous side of life.”
Maintain a Fresh Profile
Tend to your profile by rotating your pictures and making modifications in your header every few weeks or so. Challenge yourself to create a new, clever, creative or filtered subject header. By doing this you will attract new people and increases the chances of it being viewed.
Read some of the most overused headers here
Short and Sweet
Always attempt to create a profile that is interesting by being descriptive, unique, and fun. Never come off as boastful or self absorbed.
No one wants to read every last detail of your life. So keep it positive because a litany of complains and negativity are big turnoffs.
Be as inclusive as possible in your writing by bypassing cyber jargon acronyms like DTE (down to earth) and F2F (face to face) are not only excluding, but just plain boring and sometimes worn out.
So there is nothing nicer than to read a profile that is short, sweet, and to the point. By keeping your description succinct and concise will leave people intrigued and wanting more.