According to some estimates, up to 30 percent of Americans have used online dating as a means to find love. Sites like eHarmony and Lovestruck can help singles target compatible partners based on everything from music preferences and education to mutual interests and location. For many busy professionals who find it difficult meeting a mate in their day-to-day life, online dating offers tangible benefits.
Your profile is the gateway to first dates, and if you’re really lucky, a meaningful relationship with someone you love. So how can you boost your odds of finding the perfect mate in the world of virtual courting? You want a profile that shows off just how wonderful you really are, while being sincere and honest. Here are easy five tips to improve your digital dating success.
Stand out in your profile pictures
Dating experts recommend a maximum of 3-5 photos to accompany your profile. Selfies should be avoided as should group party shots where you aren’t the focal point. Remember, your potential date wants to see you, not your best friends, your cat or your new designer sunglasses. Choose some current pics that are flattering but candid.
Always keep it honest
When crafting your profile, it may be tempting to exaggerate your attributes and accomplishments. Don’t fall into this trap! Always be truthful in your online dating profile, as white lies will be discovered at some point down the road. Include details about your favorite pastimes and interests, whether you’re a yoga addict or a huge baseball fan. Be yourself and keep your profile authentic.
Leave the drama behind
Online dating provides a fresh start at a new relationship. Don’t scare off potential dates by droning on about a bad divorce, recent breakup, crazy boyfriend or money problems. Check your baggage at the door before logging on and live in the present.
Proofread before publishing
Ask a friend to review your profile for any typos, misspellings or grammar issues. You don’t want to sound like a 12-year old, and bad grammar can be a huge turn off for many.
Boost your confidence
Feeling insecure about your appearance? Sun-damaged skin, deep facial wrinkles, or a beer belly can diminish confidence and take a toll on virtual daters who aren’t happy with their profile photos. When people see improvements in the way they look, they feel more confident and open to new possibilities. Cosmetic enhancements – including liposuction, Botox injections and laser resurfacing – can be an effective way to regain self-esteem and delve confidently into a new romance.
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