4 Hacks That Make You More Attractive In Your Dating Profile
Whether you're delving into the world of online dating for the first time or refreshing your Dream Singles profile after a year of solitude due to the coronavirus pandemic, creating an eye-catching and conversational dating profile is the key to making quality connections.
The pictures and words you use to show yourself off to prospective daters act as a first impression, and if you go about it the wrong way, you could have fewer matches and therefore fewer chances to meet a potential partner.
Most often, online daters fall into the trap of sounding or looking inauthentic. A dating profile should zero in on your interests, explain what makes you unique, and illustrate that you're a person worth spending one-on-one time with.
Incorporating all this information into your online presence can seem daunting, so we took a closer look at 4 hacks that make you more attractive in your dating profile.
Do: Take full-body profile pictures
Like it or not, the photos you choose for your dating profile will be the first impression other Dream Singles daters will have of you. Your pictures have to be enticing or everyone will just move on [from your profile] because words don't say as much as the picture. Sharing five to seven different images is best, but the full-body shot is arguably the most important since people often become disappointed after finding their in-person date looks nothing like their profile image.
Being honest about your appearance will serve you in the long run. If you start with dishonesty, it's like, 'Where are we going from here?"
Don't: Use photos that include your friends
Sharing images of you with a group of people can be confusing or off-putting. If you share a snapshot of you and your same-sex friends, a prospective date could have trouble pinpointing which person you are. If you share one with your opposite-sex friends, they could get the wrong idea about your intentions.
Also, using bathroom mirror pictures that highlight the toilet seat or other, well, personal areas of your home are a big don't. (Apparently, experts say, it's advice that needs reiterating.)
On the other hand, sharing photos that illustrate your interests is the way to go. Give people a conversation starter with your photo. You could post a selfie with your dog, for example, or share an image from a favorite place you've traveled.
Do: Lead with positivity, even if you're nervous
Even if you're not sure the online dating scene is for you, being as positive as possible in your profile will attract others to you.
Rather than leading with all of the things you don't like (or even using the word "don't" at all), explain the things you do enjoy or look for in a partner.
Do: Start a conversation with a match Immediately
Once you have your dating profile set up, don't play hard-to-get and wait for your match to make the first move. It's important to respond to prospective dates quickly. Do it as soon as the connection happens. [Our research has shown] within three hours of matching, you're 52% more likely to get a response from your interest than if you respond later. And before you schedule your first in-person meet, we suggest hopping on a few video calls with your Slavic match. With these 4 hacks that make you more attractive in your dating profile, not only will the spotlight shine favorably in your little online corner, but you’ll also reap the benefits of finding your soulmate much faster than you expected.