You can be so busy with a career and friendships it becomes hard to meet that “special someone” in-person as you get into your mid-twenties and beyond. This is why online dating has become so popular. Online dating can be challenging, but there are three easy ways to ensure success.
Edit your profile photos
Profile photos are extremely important in online dating because users are sight-driven. You only have seconds to make a lasting impression, and your images need to wow the crowd. Always remember to make sure your face can be seen clearly in any images you post. It is also a good rule of thumb to post more than two images and always have at least one full body shot available. Here is another tip: change out your profile photos every couple of weeks. This will keep your profile at the top of the list in user searches, and it’ll keep interested parties always wondering what you will post next.
Write a good headline
After profile photos, headlines are the first attention-grabbing opportunities online daters have to see your personality. Use this four to five word blurb to showcase your true wit and charm. Put some thought into it, but keep it honest. Also, don’t use the header to vent how you feel about the dating site or your experience so far, since can easily turn interested users away in a flash. Make sure you keep your headline just as fresh as your profile photos by updating often.
Focus on the “About You” section
There is nothing more irritating than clicking on an empty profile. If you want to put yourself out there, make sure you put some effort into it. Fill out the “About You” section. Don’t use this as a place to air out your internal “checklist” for a mate, but simply tell more about yourself. Here are some general guidelines for the “About You” section:
- Start with an introduction about your personality (Ex: I’m a humorous sort who loves to have fun).
- Follow the introduction with why you are on the site.
- Then give a call-to-action to let people know you are approachable (Ex: If you’d love to grab coffee and take a stroll, send me a message).
The most important thing to remember with online dating is to have fun! You will get just as much out of it as you put into it, so set up your profile right. By choosing the right profile photos, coming up with witty headlines and writing a good “About You,” you will have messages from interested users in no time.