Creating Your Profile

The hardest part of online dating is putting together your profile, you need to let your personality shine through in the best way possible.  You need to let people know what you’re looking for and what makes you interesting.  The better your profile is the more singles are likely to contact you.  Now it sounds easy to write a good profile but it isn’t.  Let’s go over what makes a good profile and how you can set yours up.

Post a Flattering Picture

Profiles with pictures have ten times more traffic than those that don’t put up their pictures, so if you want the best chance of meeting someone then find a great picture.  Your picture should be at least a head shot with you smiling and no other people in the photo.  You can even upload a couple of pictures showing things that you like to do.  Do not put a 10 year old picture up because it is flattering, use something current.  Here are some tips on taking flattering photos.

What Do You Want

One of the steps in creating a good profile is outlining just what you are looking for.  State your intentions clearly, do you want a long term relationship or just a hook up?  Be honest and you will get better results.  Don’t pretend that you enjoy walks on the beach just because you think it is something that a potential partner would want to hear.

Talking About Yourself

Writing about yourself is the hardest part of all of this so don’t be afraid to enlist a friend to help you.  You need to stand out and let people know what makes you special.  Being a “nice guy” doesn’t quite cut it.  Even saying you enjoy watching movies is too vague, rather say that you enjoy spending the night with a horror flick and a bowl full of popcorn.  You need to get specific about what makes you tick.

You also need to make sure you tell the truth and the whole truth.  If you work as a janitor there is nothing wrong with that, but claiming you are the CEO is not cool.  If you meet someone you genuinely like then trying to wiggle your way out of your fibs is going to be awkward.

Check Your English

Spelling and grammar matter more than you think.  The occasional misspelled word is one thing but a whole bio made with bad spelling and poor grammar makes you look not just uneducated but lazy.

Put some thought into your profile, a good profile is the best way of making sure that you meet someone interesting.