January and February are the busiest online dating months out of the year, that’s why this is the best time to give your online dating profile some TLC. Here are some great tips on making it stand out.
TAKE A NEW PROFILE PIC (HINT: DITCH THE SELFIES)
Though you probably take a few selfies every week, these type of images don’t have a place on your online dating profiles: Selfies are fun, but when it comes to looking for love, you need to put your best digital foot forward and post quality photos that show you’re serious, properly framed, and not out of focus.
There are exceptions to this rule — younger guys, guys who are really good at taking selfies, or guys trying to show off a funnier, laid-back side, who have funny selfies to support that, for instance — but if you’re not one of those, you might be better off sticking with shots other people have taken.
Updating your profile is a surefire way to freshen up your profile. Even if you think the one you’ve had as your primary shot for ages is the best photo that was ever taken of you, it’s time to change it. People who have previously passed you by will have their interest piqued and you’ll gain a whole new audience.
BE SPECIFIC ABOUT YOUR PASSIONS
If your profile currently states that you like drinking wine, going to the gym or enjoy ‘culture’, it’s time to get specific. Do you enjoy lifting weights or doing kettlebell classes? Have you been on a vineyard tour around California? Do you love visiting modern art museums? Adding detail makes it easier for people to start a conversation with you.
TELL POTENTIAL DATES WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR
It really helps potential dates to know what you’re looking for and what you’re likely to respond to. We don’t recommend including too many dealbreakers, such as ‘must be brunette’, but saying you’d like to meet someone who loves being outdoors helps potential dates picture themselves with you and will be more likely to get in touch.
STAY IN A POSITIVE MINDSET
We’ve all had a tough time lately but it’s important to make sure you’re a shining beacon of positivity when online dating, rather than adding extra gloom to someone’s life. Of course there’s always room for a bit of a moan but save it for when you meet someone in person, rather than putting them off you by including it in your profile.
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