Online dating is quite different from the traditional way of meeting someone face to face and getting to know them in your own time. A prospective partner can quickly skip to the next person on the list if your profile is not strong enough. If you want your romance to go further than just the cruising stage, other love-seekers will need to see an interesting dating profile. Here are some tips to make sure your profile is in tip top shape.
Snap it: Make sure your dating profile photograph shows you in
your best light. Take a snap that looks natural and un-posed or even better, use
a holiday snap where you look relaxed, tanned and natural. Taking photographs of
yourself in your underwear is not advisable as it is likely to send out the wrong
Spill it: Try to be as honest as possible in your dating profile.
If chat dating leads to a real date, the last thing you want is your date to be
expecting someone five inches taller or a few dress sizes smaller. Be truthful
about your statistics, your job and your interests. Saying you love Star Wars
when you have never seen it in your life could lead to some pretty embarrassing
situations in the middle of dinner.
Save it: Hold a bit of information back for when you do get to
the date-in-person stage. Feel free to mention some of the things that you are
interested in but it is not wise to spill all about the crazy nights you have
had or about some bizarre fetish you have. Creating some intrigue will give
someone looking at your dating profile a reason to get in touch and ask some
questions about you.
Text it: Remember that things that are written down do not
always come across the same way as they would if you had said them in person.
You might be famous with your friends for your witty sense of humour and use of
irony but someone who does not know you well might just take the comments as
obnoxious or rude.
Check it: if you feel comfortable enough, get a close friend to
read over your profile before you post it. If they think it is embarrassing or
reveals too much information, they are probably right. If you can’t face having
a friend read your dating profile re-read it yourself and consider if you would
mind your mum reading it.
Change it: Luckily, every online dating profile can be changed.
If you post information about yourself and then find that you are not receiving
as many replies as you would have liked, you can easily go back and change the
information as many times as you need to.
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