If you are struggling to meet someone online or are new to online dating, your main focus should be on creating a killer profile. The profile is the #1 key to getting a date online. Without a profile that stands out among hundreds of other profiles, your chances of meeting someone decent are slim. How do you make your profile stand out? It’s simple. Just follow these tips:
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Sometimes, it’s these cheesy clichés that hold true. Looks aren’t everything. You don’t have to be the best looking person to find someone decent. However, you do need to present yourself well on your profile. The picture is the first thing someone will see. If you appear to be dull or immature, you won’t get any positive responses. Take a few high-resolution photos – your best photos. Smile, put on a nice outfit, and expose your entire (fully-clothed) body.
Make Yourself Seem Interesting
Content does matter, especially to women. Men are more visual than women, but all online daters should put an emphasis on telling an interesting story on their profiles. The story you should tell should be one that positively portrays you as a good, honest, intelligent, and fun individual. A profile with engaging content – humor is always good – stands out because so many online daters don’t take the time to write much on their profile. If you don’t say much about who you are and what you’re looking for, you’ll lose the reader’s interest because they won’t know if you’re the type of person they’d want to date.
Pay for a Featured Profile Spot
Most online dating sites give members an opportunity to pay to get their profile to the top of search results. It’s totally worth it for just a few extra bucks each month. Tons more people will notice your profile. Sometimes when you don’t pay to get your profile placed at the top, it gets lost among hundreds of other profiles. The more often your profile is viewed, the more people that will contact you.
More on Content versus Visual
Which is more important, the content on your profile (i.e. introduction, tagline, interests, etc.) or your photos? The answer is the photo, but that doesn’t mean quality content isn’t essential. Let’s say you’re a male that is seeking a female and post some great photos that women find attractive. Sure, you will stand out in terms of getting women to click on your profile. But what happens if they click on your profile and have nothing written or offensive wording on your profile? They still won’t contact you.
Conversely, let’s say you write up a great profile that clearly displays what you’re all about but your profile picture makes you look like a slob. That great content will never be read because no one will be interested in getting to know a slob. That’s why it’s very important to create a profile that makes you look good visually and verbally. If you do, no doubt will you have success standing out online, and getting dates.
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