Secrets To Creating An Online Dating Profile That Really Gets Results!

Florence Waithera

Aug 05 2022

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If creating an effective dating profile is proving to be more difficult than anticipated, then read these top tips to stand out from the crowd:

Take great photos

Add stunning images to your dating profile to catch the attention of a like-minded match. Travel photos and images that show you having fun will help you stand out and a genuine grin will go a long way in attracting the right person. Just remember – blurry images in bed are a no-no, and no catfishing under any circumstances!

 

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Be specific about who you are and what you’re into

When writing your bio, the more descriptive you are, the more likely you are to attract someone with similar interests. So if you’re a Marvel fanatic or big soccer fan, make sure you put it in there!

Use your profile as an ice-breaker

Even the most seasoned daters get nervous when reaching out for the first time, so create conversation starters in your profile. For example: “I’m watching The Sopranos, do you like it? What’s your favorite TV series?”

Focus on the positives

Avoid negative statements. Pointing out what you don’t want in a partner comes across as bitter, so write about what you’re seeking instead. Writing “Don’t message me if you were born before 1970 or live with your parents” suggests your ageist and high-maintenance, so even those who fulfill your standards will be hesitant to connect.

State your romantic goals

Be clear about what you’re looking for. Do you want to hook up with someone or are you looking for a long-term relationship? Let your goals be known because you DO want to scare the wrong people off. Just make sure your pictures align with your expectations.

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Look at other profiles

If you’re stuck for ideas, have a peek at some other people’s profiles for inspiration. Reading a range of profiles will provide you with ideas for what to include in your own.

DON’T use sexual innuendos

According to an EliteSingles member poll, sexual innuendo is the largest turn-off for users. According to 23% of users it’s the top dating profile no-no, followed by negativity at 22% and insufficient description at 21%. So keep this in mind when writing your bio. Even if it’s meant as a joke, it might be misunderstood.

Be real

The key to a decent dating profile is to portray yourself honestly. After all, the goal of online dating is to find someone you’re compatible with. Share your true self, and anyone drawn to that is right for you.

Check for spelling mistakes

Before you meet, people only have your profile to judge you as a person. So make a good first impression by checking for spelling errors – because according to research, poor spelling reduces your chance of a match.

Screen well — and trust your instincts

When it comes to online dating, cast a wide net and then screen for compatibility. It’s a numbers game, so weed out suitors who don’t share your aims. Look for people who are curious about you, and go with your gut instincts.

Too many people go against their instincts because they don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings, but don’t succumb to pressure. Save your precious time for the right person.

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