Online dating is now the most popular way for millions of people to find that perfect date. Whether you want to have a friend with benefits or a long-term relationship, online dating is becoming the way to achieve those goals. Knowing that you can meet interesting people, including Mr. or Miss Right, you need make sure your online dating profile will garner the attention of “the one.”
Nothing catches the attention of an online dater better than visual stimulation. Words can only go so far in describing who you really are and what your personality is like. If you add great pictures, and perhaps a video, your potential dates will be interested in learning more about you.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and that rings incredibly true on the internet. A good picture can be the determining factor between your profile getting few views or many email inquiries. Videos are probably worth a million words because it shows your dynamic personality. Whether you are goofing around to show your sense of humor or exhibiting your athletic skills, there are various means in which to portray yourself in a video.
Show ‘em a little action. The video gives you an edge. Unlike a photo, it is a dynamic picture in motion. It gives visitors a real view, instead of an imagined one derived from the pictures. Although pictures do not lie, unless you are posting one from 10 years ago, a video shows exactly who you are today. You are allowing a piece of your personality to shine through, which can tell a potential date that you have what he/she needs.
Clearly show your assets. You cannot put just any picture or video on your profile. You want your media to have substance. You need to make sure you are using a high quality video or image because fuzzy images will just make visitors navigate away from your page. People want to know what you look like – not imagine what you look like through all of the fuzz.
Online dating sites do have restrictions for how many pictures and/or videos you can post; thus, you want to be selective in what you place on the site. You want to make a great impression and put your best face forward. By doing so, you just may find the right date for you.