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When starting out with an online dating profile, it can be really difficult to stand out. It can be hard to big yourself up without coming across as cocky or desperate. In saying that, it is also important to put your personality in the descritpion so you’re attracting the right people. You don’t want to end up dating someone who doesn’t match your humour or morals. There are plenty of things you can do to sound genuine and still be a catch. Don’t let the pressure put you off though, you can meet the right person for you.
How To Make Your Online Dating Profile Stand Out
Honesty is the best policy. You would be gitted if you found out someone you were meeting up with had lied of their profile. Be honest about your age, profession and location. Not everything has to be disclosed, however. If you’re a single parent or have work commitments that take you away from the country a lot, you don’t need to share that on your profile, but should probably tell them before meeting up to be transparent about what they’re getting themselves into.
Get Your Friends To Look It Over
Whether you’re on a Berkshire Dating site or Tinder the best place to get advice is your friends. Good friends will be honest about what works and what doesn’t and they’ll tell you the photos where you look stunning and the ones that maybe aren’t your best angle. They can also help you have a look at other profiles and pick out your perfect match.
Choose Recent Photos For Your Online Dating Profile
There is nothing worse than turning up for a date and realising that they are many years older than their photos. It’s misleading and won’t find you the love of your life. Picking recent photos is honest and the best representation of who you are today. If you can’t find any photos you like, then have your family or friends do a small photoshoot with you so you can feel confident and comfortable with your image. Studies have also shown that people are more attracted to big smiles in photos rather than a serious pose.
Triple Check Your Grammar
I’m not saying that people will think you’re stupid if your profile is full of spelling mistakes and bad grammar, but it may be a turn off for many people. It doesn’t take long to give your profile a once over and fix small mistakes and it’s definitely worth your time to come across as intelligent and stand out from the crowd.
Be The Focus
If you have a photo of you and and a group of friends, it’s fine to include it but make sure that the first photo on your profile is of just you so they know who to look out for in the next photo. When you’re on a Berkshire Dating site it’s important that you stand out from the crowd, even in your group of friends to find the right person.
Avoid Online Dating Site Cliches
You know the ones I mean. Enjoying “long walks on the beach” or “drinking wine and watching Netflix”. The truth is that most of your “competition” will say they do the same. What are your unique hobbies? Are you an avid hillwalker, or a keen knitter? Add it to your profile. You never know who you will meet when you’re dating online so it’s worth adding these things in even if you don’t think they will be enderaing.
Keep It Positive
Would you date someone who only puts negative things on their dating profile? I know I wouldn’t. It’s best to keep a positive attitude and put your best foot forward, so to speak. Don’t talk about your “2 left feet” when dancing, talk about your amazing singing skills.
Be More Specific
If you say you love watching TV, that’s great, but what shows do you like watching? If you’re specific about what you like doing you’re more likely to attract someone who is interested in the same things. If you love travelling you should absolutely list that on your profile, however you should also include your favourite places and where you’ve been in the past. It creates better conversation starters and make for better dates overall.
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