How to Make the Most of Your Online Dating Profile
Most people would agree that if you were to go out on a job interview, you’d want to put your best foot forward if you wanted to create success. A well crafted resume and a sharp new outfit is most often recommended.
The same holds true in the online dating world however, 89% of profiles look awful. For those who complain about the process, my suggestion would be to stop looking towards what the opposite sex is doing and take a good look at their own effort.
Well crafted profiles stand to receive ten times greater results than their counterparts who posted out of focus pictures, selfies in the bathroom or car, one sentence or incomplete essays and an underwater scuba shot wearing sunglasses.
The secret to online dating success: quality effort generates quality results. Here are a few tips to get your profile in shape:
- A great pic – It doesn’t have to be a professional shot. It’s possible to take a great selfie with your camera. Make eye contact and show your teeth. Try taking the picture outdoors later in the day. Look relaxed and happy (but don’t skimp on the hair and makeup!) Relaxed, natural photos are often more appeal than very staged professional shots.
- Write your profile out carefully. Be positive and authentic. Speak your truth and what’s important to you in a potential partner. Watch your spelling and grammar (glaring mistakes can be a huge turnoff.)
- As I mentioned previously – if you’re still in the active parent stage, there’s no need to state that your kids come first in the dating profile. It can come across like you’re trying to keep them at arms length, or possibly expecting an instant parent for your child.
Treat your profile no different than if you were interviewing for a job you really wanted. In other words, you’ll want to put your best self out there.
By following these steps, you’re doing far better than most of the people out there and will be more likely to attract the quality people that you’re looking for. It will take an investment of a bit of time and possibly a little extra money, but will be worth it in the long run.
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