- Be safe when online
- Always be honest when making your profiles
- Make sure you check which online dating site is for you
- Only sign up when you are sure you have the best offers
Think about what you really want to say
Most of the time when you sign up to a dating site, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire, or something similar, that is all about you. This will usually be really top level things, such as interests; no details at this point or likes/dislikes; again no detail. The point of this to start placing you with compatible partners straight away, and details will help the site make the matches as close to who you are looking for as possible.
So it is important that you are as honest and upfront as possible for these forms. This is also for your peace of mind; you wouldn’t want to find out that the person you have come to like talking too isn’t who they say they are!
Always add extra detail
You can never add enough detail to what you like to do. Even if you think it is self explanatory, still add detail! Because if you feel that this interest defines you enough to put it on your profile then show how passionate you are about it, and why you have chosen that as a main part of who you are.
If you are wondering what you can do to make your profile really shine, then the answer is easy; be yourself. No one else can do that better than you! When you are honest on a profile it shows; in the same way that if you are trying to be someone else in person, at some point you will get found out. Being honest from the get go about who you are looking for and what you have to offer will make you time in the online dating world much more successful and enjoyable. When it comes to writing the descriptions about yourself for your profile have a think about how you see yourself. A good tip is ask those close to you how they would describe you? Most of us are too modest to pour our qualities out on the internet, but if people see you as a generous person, then put that down there, it will only help find a better match for you.
Most online dating sites will allow you to have a headline that will appear in searches. This is your chance to make a first impression. Again, this is a good time for you to be yourself, but you also need to catch the eye of the one who has made it this close to your profile. There are many different ways to do this, but some ways that i have heard from people that they have been complimented on are; some lyrics from your favourite song, a snappy line of what kind of personality you are looking for and even one of your most intriguing interests! This is a chance for you to stand out from the crowd, but ultimately it needs to be brief, concise and when you read it back, it needs to reflect you.
Get your picture up!
It would seem obvious to most that a profile picture is one of the most important parts of an online profile. If you feel that you don’t want to have a picture and want to remain ‘mysterious’ then it will be likely that you will get less matches and messages that those who do. People need to put a face to the name and the qualities you have taken care over writing, and you need to start developing trust from the online dating stage, and showing your face and letting people know you are a real person, is a great and easy way of doing this.
Hopefully these tips help you get your profile into the best shape so you can put your best foot forwards. Maybe you haven’t signed up to a site yet and are just confused which is best for you? Then let us help with a Match.com Free Trial so you can test out your new profile making skills!