You have made the decision to try out online dating, as all of the other options have not been fruitful. Bars and clubs are superficial, and speed dating is too awkward and stressful. Although you have heard some horror stories about online dating, you have also heard some really touching stories about true love and great relationships.
To make your profile stand out amongst the thousands of other singles, there are several elements that you can implement into your profile. You want your profile to be noticed; the more people who see your profile, the more likely your soul mate will see it too.
Don’t rush your profile. It is very exciting to get the profile launched as soon as possible, but the more time you spend creating your profile, the better response you will get.
The first line is the first impression. It is important that it portrays the right image of you. For example, “mama of ten seeks a good daddy for kids” may not be as effective as “loving, mature woman seeks a thoughtful man.”
Honesty is the best policy for your profile. Honesty in itself is attractive to certain types of people. If you lie in your profile, any long-term relationship will be sabotaged. That is why it is very important to be honest from the beginning.
Be creative when creating your profile. Act as a copywriter, only the product you are selling is yourself. People generally appreciate creativity and pizzazz in the profile description, and you can certainly find descriptive words to illustrate how wonderful you are!
Be specific. Try to be as specific as possible without writing a book. You want people to know what you are looking for, what your interests are, and what kind of person you are. This will help you connect with people who have similar interests.
Watch your spelling and grammar. Spelling and grammar are crucial because people psychologically base their impressions of intelligence on your writing. A profile that is full of errors is a turn-off, and it may show that you do not care about your online dating efforts.
Forget using typical clichés. Clichés can get on people’s nerves. People look for individuality, and thus, using clichés will lump you in a pile with everyone else they found uninteresting.
Make sure you use a recent photo. If you use your modelling picture from 15 years ago, but then arrive on your first date much older, there is nothing you can do to salvage the your first impression. Your wrinkles and extra 10 pounds may not have mattered to the person in the beginning of the online dating process, but your lack of honesty matters.
Use solitary pictures of yourself. Show your confidence by posting pictures that only have you in it. People online are looking to date you — not your entire entourage. In addition, it is critical that you do not include any pictures of your family or kids on your online dating profile. Take a look at our online dating safety tips.
With all of those tips in mind, online dating can be a very rewarding and exciting experience, as long as you are honest, specific, and have an open mind. Good luck!