10 Do’s and Don’ts of the Online Dating Profile
When looking for a partner online, your chances of making a potential companion interested in you are largely determined by the first impression. Was the candidate interested? Do they feel sympathy for you? Will they get in touch with you? If your profile is not convincing, then the person will quickly move to another one, forgetting about you. But still, how can you attract someone’s attention? Be open, and show why they should get to know you better. Remember that a carefully filled profile will draw people to you. Following our do’s and don’ts, you can make your profile even more attractive!
What you need to do with your profile
1) Create a positive and short profile
When creating a profile, it’s important to compile a short and positive summary of who you are and why you registered on the site. You don’t need to write a whole novel, telling the sad story of your broken heart or a complete autobiography, starting from childhood.
2) Add a great photo
Be sure that you look really good on a picture you add to your profile. After all, this is the first thing a person will see when opening your profile. It’s best to ask a professional or a good friend who has enough experience in photography.
3) Fill your profile completely
Three free text fields in your profile give you a good opportunity to present yourself from a good side. A laconic person has fewer chances of meeting someone online, even if he knows how to charm a companion in real life. If you leave the fields empty, you lose the opportunity to make a good first impression of yourself.
4) Update your profile
If you have already created a profile, don’t forget to update the information in it. A cheerful comment that “spring has finally come” will look very strange to those who visit your profile in September. Check if your interests have changed over time. Maybe you quit smoking and discovered a passion for cooking.
5) Be yourself
First of all, you just need to be yourself. For example, guys who are fond of video games often fear that girls won’t be interested if they start a conversation on this topic, but there are many girls who also like playing video games. So you can find an interesting companion without pretending to be someone you’re not.
What you can’t do with your profile
There are several important things you should never, ever do with your profile. Trust us – we know what we’re talking about!
1) Keep the negative stuff to yourself
You love walking around in your underwear, have a big nose, and never heard of “Despacito?” Just keep it to yourself! Besides, any numbers, indicating the size of your salary, the number of sexual partners you had, and the time spent as a single, and so on, should never be mentioned. These are the things in your online dating profile that turn women off.
2) Avoid common phrases
The main task of your profile is to help you stand out among a large number of other users. But this is impossible if you limit yourself to general phrases and statements. If, for example, you write that “your only goal is to find the love of your life,” then keep in mind that 99% of people registered on this site want the same. And this is typical for all users who are looking for their soul mate, so this phrase won’t make you stand out from the crowd.
3) Don’t add personal information
Don’t write your address, phone number, etc., at least for security reasons. You never know which of your potential partners is a stalker.
4) Never post a photo with your ex
And even if this photo is the best of your collection, and even if you cut out your ex from it. Just don’t do it.
5) No children
Even if you want to become a parent since the age of 7, forget it! Never admit that you really want kids.