Did you know that one in three couples now find love online?
The internet is now one of the easiest ways to find a partner, but without a great online dating profile, you may find that you’re not being noticed. An interesting profile is essential, as there are thousands of profiles online and you don’t want yours to be overlooked.
But how can you make sure that your profile stands out? Here are 5 tips to make sure you have an amazing dating profile.
1. Be Unique And Avoid Clichés
For most of us, the hardest part of online dating is having to write a personal advert about yourself – but it is the best way to make you stand out online.
To make your profile more interesting and unique, take some time to think about your personality. Think of 5 words that describe you well, and add them to your profile. If you can’t think of anything, ask your close friends for advice.
Try to avoid clichés such as “easy going”. So many people use clichés online that they start to mean nothing – instead think about better ways to describe yourself. Are you the person that your friends always go to for advice? Do you have a passion for your local football team? Try to think of anything that describes you well – and use it to replace the clichés!
2. Say What You Want Without Being Superficial
When it comes to describing your ideal partner on your dating profile, try not to be too specific. Try to avoid listing your partner’s ideal weight, height, hobbies and interests. It is seriously unlikely that you will find your perfect match, and lots of people will be put off messaging you if they don’t tick every single box.
It can also make you seem superficial and overly picky, which are pretty undesirable traits. Instead focus on values, such as “someone who enjoys exercise”, or “someone in a similar age range.”
3. Use A Recent, Active Photo
If your profile picture is over 2 years old, it may be time to change it. Lots of people are tempted to use their best photo, but often this isn’t an accurate representation of what you actually look like. If you actually want to meet your date and start a relationship, use the most accurate picture that you can find!
It can also be beneficial to share an active photo of you enjoying a hobby, such as playing guitar or hiking. Research has also found that people are more likely to message someone with an active profile photo – even if their face isn’t in it.
4. Don’t Be Negative
There can be a lot of negativity on dating profiles, which is a turnoff for the majority of people. Don’t write about the type of person you don’t want to date, or about your own negative traits. Lots of people are proud of their cynicism and bitterness, but that isn’t a desirable trait for many people.
Instead of focusing on what you don’t want, focus on what you do want. You are much more likely to attract the right person if you describe the right person, instead of the wrong one!
5. Be Specific
When you are writing about yourself and your lifestyle, try to be as specific as possible. Lots of people say that they want to travel, but there are lots of different kinds of travelling, from a year teaching in Thailand to a luxury cruise in the Maldives.
Don’t assume that the reader knows your interests. Talk about your favorite holiday, and the place you want to visit next, so that they can get a good feel of your personality and interests. Not everyone will have the same idea of fun as you, but ideally your future partner will.
Do you have any advice for people who are creating a dating profile? Let us know with a comment!