On-line dating is a strategy game
If you haven’t yet taken a plunge into that “in-love” state, maybe it’s about time to look into dating websites. Or if you already have, maybe it is a good idea to rethink that profile content.
What you need is a plan. There millions and millions of people that have stepped into the on-line dating concept and what you want is to stand out, even if it does take a little extra work.
If you have a great profile, it’s like being the life of the party. And you certainly want that.
Here are some tips from the experts to help you create the perfect profile:
Browse through any dating site and you are bound to find the ongoing list of adjectives: nice, intelligent, loyal, fun, etc. Yawn. Can you spell boring? Don’t simply say you’re smart or active – tell the world about your great achievements relating to the adjective you were about to use.
Don’t get too deep into the past either. Would you want to listen to someone go on about a lame ex who never called and forgot your birthdays or a fiancé who cheated on you with a co-worker? Most likely not.
Also, don’t get too hung up on mentioning how important honesty is to you. All it does is make you sound like a hurt victim of past relationship. Your best bet is to focus on the present. Some good topics to consider: what are your interests, what puts you in a good mood, what are some interesting things you’ve done recently or the cool places you’ve visited. Mention your dreams and goals.
We’ve all heard the timeless saying “It’s what’s on the inside that counts.” But let’s be real here; your profile picture is what catches people’s eyes and essentially the most important element in leading users to check out your profile.
There are a few important rules:
For men: Keep that shirt on. No mater how chiseled those abs are. Sorry gentlemen. If you really want to, add this to your gallery of profle pictures, but don't make this your main shot.
For women: Don’t post those bikini shots – that’s just asking for messages from those guys that you really would rather not hear comments from.
Avoid sunglasses or hats, instead show off that great smile. People are naturally drawn to happy people. Don’t overdo it with photos of drinking at the bar or crazy clubbing nights. And finally, be aware of who it is that you crop out of your pictures; it better not be that ex of yours. In those cases maybe it’s a better idea to just leave them out completely.