There are so many dating platforms, from Tinder, Bumble, and Plenty Of fish to Hinge and many more. However, if your profile does not stand out, you will be on all these platforms and still not get a suitor. Or, worse yet, you might attract the people you do not like. You can attract the perfect match by adding the following items to your profile:
Recent Photo, No Filters
It is so common for people to choose highly edited photos that give them an artificial look. However, you need photos that accurately depict your life. Add at least five photos, including one close-up of your face, a body shot, and an action shot. Your photos need to be recent and show your very recent features – so, keep off filters.
The Snapchat filters look great, but suitors will want to know the real you. You also need to keep off photos with babies or any other people. Most people may not read through your bio to know that the people in the photos are your family. A photo should demonstrate your social life and can also show you as a career person.
Clear and Concise Bio that Reflects Your Personality
Your bio section can attract the right person to you. Although you need the section to have enough information, no one has the time to read a whole page of details. You want to create a bio without adding lots of unnecessary details. You do not want to make the profile appear as a resume. Include your interests, preferences, your career, and what kind of a person you are interested in. Make your tone conversational.
Make Your Interests Known
What are you looking for? A friend, a serious relationship, a casual relationship, or what do you need? Sometimes you may not get the right match because your intentions are not clear. You may keep attracting people who are looking for a good weekend, yet what you need is a serious relationship that culminates into marriage. If what you need is commitment, make that known in your profile.
No one loves a negative person. You may be good-looking and all, but if your bio only has negative statements, you are bound to miss out on an opportunity to be with someone interesting. You may not be a good cook, but that doesn’t have to form the bulk of your bio. The profile is like your dating CV – you do not want the other person to discover the negative side of you first, so stay positive.
You can be on a general dating site or a dating site for special groups. If, for instance, you are on a horse lovers dating site, include some action shots on how you love horses. However, you do not have to lie just to fit in a certain group. Instead, join a general dating site and make your other interests known. If you love cooking, ensure you have a cooking photo. These action shots show the full flavor of you and what you love. If you love traveling, get a clear shot of you traveling.
You may not be able to update your profile every day. However, if you have a primary dating app, you need to keep it up to date. Change your profile photos to include the recent features and update your bio to include new interests. Your interests might change and so are the means by which potential suitors will contact you. If you have changed from blonde to black hair, let the new photos reflect that.
Correct Grammar and Spelling
Remember school? You would revise your papers to make them perfect. You need to do the same with your dating profile. Read through the profile and weed out anything that sounds cliché, spelling and grammar mistakes, and anything that portrays you negatively. Silly spelling mistakes and grammar problems may push off a good suitor. Ensure that your sentences have class; you need to show your language skills.
Your profile needs to stand out. You should not brag, avoid making the profile all about sex
be real, and sound witty and funny in the profile. You can look through other profiles online and see the one that inspires you.
About The Author
Tracie Johnson is a New Jersey native and an alum of Penn State University. Tracie is passionate about writing, reading, and living a healthy lifestyle. She feels happiest when around a campfire surrounded by friends, family, and her Dachshund named Rufus.