Online dating can be fun, it may be frustrating, but above all it should be exciting! However, before embarking on that adrenaline-fuelled journey you have to create a dating profile, which is a tricky task for some and straightforward for others!
For the majority, it takes a bit of time and effort to finely hone a succinct summary which they believe truly reflects their personality, aims and ambitions. It is really important that you take the ‘summary’ bit of the profile seriously. It is rare indeed that an online dater selects their search criteria and from the several pages of results reads the very first profile, meets that person, falls in love and lives happily ever after. It’s not an impossible scenario but it is extremely unlikely!
Most online daters read through tens, maybe even hundreds of profiles in search of a suitable person to date. So, do not replicate your life story as your profile but rather concentrate on getting the essence of your personality across in summary form. But, the most important thing with any online dating profile is that it is accurate. Honesty is the best attribute of the online dater. You want people that interest you to be honest with you, so reciprocate!
To maximise your chances of finding love on a dating website you need to get noticed. The more prominent your profile, the more likely you are to receive invitations to chat. So, when compiling your online dating profile use a good photograph, but one that is recent and natural. Posting pictures of you which were taken in a studio and heavily touched up afterwards may look extremely flattering but could prove an anti-climax for those who expect to meet that person in the flesh. And that’s definitely not a case of them being superficial rather you not being entirely honest. After all, imagine how you would feel if you agreed to meet someone based on their picture and profile and they turned up looking entirely different. Your first thought would be if they look that different from their picture, then how different are they from their written profile?
If you get stuck writing your profile ask friends what they think of you. Ask them for anecdotes about their times with you as they make far more interesting reading than a string of clichéd adjectives such as; loyal, honest, funny and successful. Be snappy, be concise and be interesting! At all costs avoid hyping yourself up as you will sound like a crashing bore. After all, if you are good at something or possess a particular talent you don’t have to say so, it will be self-evident.
Stick to these rules in compiling your profile and you will eventually find your perfect match!
Victoria Cochrane writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.