If you are serious about finding love online then you need to make sure that your dating profile is up to scratch. Whether you are an experienced pro or a newbie to the world of online dating, there is always so much that you can learn because, after all, while you are still living the single life there is something else you could and should be doing. In collaboration with this site we revealed life hacks on how to upgrade your dating profile, transforming your chances from improbable to being a certified success.
Life Hack #1 Make Your Profile Brief and Honest
The first piece of advice to take on board is that prospective matches don’t want to read a long essay about yourself. If they happen to land on your profile and find a long blurb of texts, sorry to say but they are more than likely going to click away from your profile and move on to the next profile. Keep your bio brief.
As well as keeping your profile short and sweet, it also needs to be honest. That means no lying about what you do or, crucially, who you are. Don’t add on an extra couple of inches to your height or take away a few years from your age. Your date will find out sooner or later and, if you are found to be lying in your profile, it will only leave your match wondering what else you could potentially lie about.
Life Hack #2 Add a Mini Video About Yourself
We have already stated the obvious that potential matches do not want to sit and ready a short novel about who you are. In the digital world, more and more people are watching videos, with numerous businesses boasting higher conversions off the back of producing videos. That same philosophy can and does work in the world of online dating. Why?
It’s simple because, with a short video about yourself, your match already feels as though they are better connected to you. A video gives a more personal touch, as well as helping to dispel any insecurities that you aren’t quite who you say you are in your profile. Video statements are nothing new when it comes to online dating, but it is certainly a tactic that we highly recommend for any lonely heart struggling to find their queen or knight in shining armor.
Life Hack #3 Write a Profile for Dating Sincerely and Positively
Whilst you should always have fun when you are logged in to an online dating site, you should also make sure that you come across as sincere. While you might be able to bag a hook-up or two by coming across as someone who doesn’t take things too seriously, you will never find your soulmate unless you are willing to demonstrate that you are ready to commit and serious about finding love.
Show yourself in the best light possible and be honest about what you are hoping to find. Be positive, because no one is looking to add any negativity into their life. The key here is to find the right combination of fun and outgoing, as well as maturity and responsibility.
Life Hack #4 Link Your Social Networks to Your Profile
In the modern world, people are naturally suspicious of anyone who isn’t on social media…or at least claims not to be. If you aren’t willing to share your Twitter, Instagram or Facebook profile, it may just suggest that you have something to hide. Unless you have a secret family that you are hoping to keep in the dark (in which case you definitely shouldn’t be using an online dating website), then add in links to your social media accounts.
Anyone interested is likely to take a cheeky little look at what you are posting outside of the dating website, getting something of an insight as to how you interact in the ‘ real world’. That means be careful with what you are posting – just as any prospective employer is likely to check out your social posts so, too, are any potential boyfriends or girlfriends.
Life Hack #5 Upload Vivid Photos of Your Life
A picture tells a thousand words and it is no secret that dating profiles with more pictures generally get more interest. Why? Firstly, because a profile with no images, or even just a single picture, is a warning sign for a potential catfisher and, secondly, because it’s all about getting an insight into who that person is. If you are someone that is fun and anyone that goes out with you is guaranteed to have a good time, allow the pictures you upload to demonstrate that.
Don’t be afraid to show off your sexy side, either. As the saying goes “if you’ve got it, flaunt it” and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with getting a little cheeky. Be aware, though, that how you present yourself will affect the types of singles who are likely to message you, so consider what impression you wish to make before deciding whether or not to upload a picture.
Life Hack #6 Don’t Forget About Interests and Hobbies
Last, but by no means least, do not forget to talk about your hobbies and interests. Your pictures may provide some kind of eye candy to any man or woman who lands on your profile but, if they cannot see any of your interests they may worry that you have nothing in common or, worst of all, come to the conclusion that you are a very boring person.
We know that isn’t the case, so make sure to include what makes you tick on your profile. Even if a potential date doesn’t necessarily share those interests, it can still make for a decent ice-breaker which, as anyone who has ever been on a first date will know, is highly important. You don’t want to be in a conversation with someone littered with awkward silences because the date simply won’t go anywhere.
So, these are the six all-important life hacks to upgrade your dating profile into something that single men and/or women won’t be able to help themselves from wanting to find out more. Follow these and you will be well on your way to finding that special someone who is out there looking for you.