Dating is more complicated than ever these days. And that’s why so many people turn to online dating. More options, more efficiently. But with so many options, how do you stand out? Well, with a winning profile, of course!
In the new dating world, first impressions matter. You may not get another shot with that special someone if she swipes left on you. But if you follow these tips on how to set up a winning profile, finding that special someone can get a lot easier!
Online Dating Tips | Keys to a Trustworthy Profile
1. Don’t leave out the details
Avoid saying general things that don’t actually share anything about the real you. Share something personal, like your hobbies and interests – your love for food or the places you’ve traveled to. List the things that can make you stand apart from everyone else. And, of course, have some fun and tell your story. Women love a man with personality. So instead of saying “I love food” try something along the lines of “a nice brown sugar and dijon mustard glazed salmon really gets my palette going!”
2. Be honest
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Don’t alter the truth, even if it’s just a minor detail like saying you’re six feet tall when you’re only five foot ten. Sure, it can be tempting to just put something that can make you attractive or sound really awesome to get the attention. But, your date will find out eventually when you get together, and then she sees you as a liar. Don’t start a relationship on a bed of exaggerations. Just be yourself. That should be enough for the right person.
3. Avoid sharing too much
Yes, sharing is good. But try and play it cool. Don’t put everything on that ‘about yourself’ box. Have something to share during your date and add a little mystery to keep your date interested. Coming on too strong or reading your sob story can be a big red flag for women. We get it – you’ve been through a lot, but your online dating profile should showcase how well adjusted and how amazing your qualities are. Over sharing comes off as needy. And that’s not what women are looking for.
4. Post a variety of pictures
Look, we know that’s your good side, but no one wants to see that photo you took in the locker room or even a mirror selfie in the locker room. Don’t just post the same type of picture over and over again. Share pictures that say something about who you really are. And make sure they’re recent photos! Love to hike? Post a photo of you on the summit. Love dogs? Post one with yours. Make sure to be proactive on choosing the image you want to project. And avoid selfie after selfie. One is fine, but if that’s all you’ve got, women may think you don’t have any friends to take your picture!
5. Say what you’re looking for
Whether you’re just looking to have some fun or for a serious relationship, it doesn’t hurt to say so up front. This can manage expectations and attract those who are really interested. Women are also looking to have fun, so don’t be shy in saying so. This lets people know something you may have in common.
6. Make a list
If you find it a little difficult to talk about yourself, then make a list. Lists are your friend. List out your favorites, whether that’s hobbies, food, music …. Whatever. But writing out some of your favorite stuff lets you see what to put on your profile. Just make sure to include some facts about yourself, not just things you like. Add some details to really let your personality shine through.
7. Be open
Say something that makes you different from other guys. It’s easy to write that you’re fun loving and you’re not the typical guy – but these are all a big blur. Some of the best dating profiles are those where someone tells the things they’re really passionate about. Don’t be afraid to get real, give them a glimpse of who you really are.
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Follow these 7 tips and earn that next date!
Having a smooth online dating profile is one major way to land a date (or even meet the woman of your dreams), but don’t rely too much on vamping it up. At the end of the day, it will boil down to who you are as a person and what your chemistry is like. Your dating profile should express who you are, not exaggerate. So just be yourself, and you’ll find better look in the world of online dating!
Find any useful tips to improve your online dating profile? If you have other helpful tips on how to make a more outstanding profile, feel free to comment below!