We spoke to the experts to get their top tips on making your dating profile the right level of eye-catching.
Creating an online dating profile can be daunting. In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, the Internet is used for everything — even more so now thanks to Covid From keeping in touch with old school friends, to career networking, to ordering takeaways, to finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away…. So it only seems logical you would use the good old Internet for finding that special someone, too.
How to create the best online dating profile
Get a friend to help you write your profile. Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself. Think of something interesting that could be a conversation starter.
Avoid negative tones and always be positive about yourself. Your profile is essentially your dating CV. Honesty is the best policy. If you love travelling, say where your favourite place is and why. Anything concrete like this brings you alive to anyone reading. Keep your profile up to date.
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Make the effort to renew your profile on a regular basis with relevant information about yourself. Many people find poor grammar and spelling a turn off, and the best of us can make mistakes, so be careful on this point.
Looking better in the flesh is better than the reverse. I always include at least one full length photo too, so there are no surprises when we meet up in real life.
Most people want to find someone who can make them laugh, so show people you have a sense of humour. Are they in a bar or nightclub in every shot? Late night dates a bit of you?
Nobody likes a waffler. Look for people with a good character. A profile that mentions family and friends, volunteering, and enjoying spending time with kids is a good. Now you know how to make your dating profile stand out amongst the crowd, why not check out our round-up of the best online dating sites to up to?
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