The key to success in online dating is having a good profile. Here are some tips for creating an effective online dating profile:
Be honest. Don’t lie or exaggerate about yourself — it will only lead to disappointment when they meet in person.
Focus on your personality and interests rather than looks. The person who likes what they see will contact you first anyway!
Tell your story. People love stories and want to feel like they know you before they meet you in person. Tell them about your interests, goals and personality traits so they can get a sense of who you are and what makes you tick!
Show off your best features. Take full-body photos where possible (this means no bathroom mirror selfies). Don’t take photos from too far away – use a zoom lens or stand close enough so that the background doesn’t distract from your face. Show off your smile; this is what will attract people most!
Write about yourself in third person. Pretend you’re writing about someone else when writing about yourself – this will help keep things interesting, rather than sounding too self-absorbed or boringly formal! Use active verbs like ‘I enjoy’, ‘I love’ and ‘I am good at’ rather than passive ones.