Modern dating definitely has its differences from traditional dating in the past. While people still meet others through mutual friends, blind dates, or going out, many now use the power of technology to find their match, aka dating sites. In fact, statistics show that over 50 million people have tried online dating and 1 in every 5 relationships are started online. As chances are you have an online profile or have at least thought about creating one, it’s helpful to know that there are definitely some tricks to making the most out of online dating. Whether you’ve been on the dating scene for a while or are just coming out of a relationship, here are the most successful ways to create the ultimate online dating profile.
Only Create A Profile Once Ready
There’s no use in creating an online profile if you’re not ready. It won’t be helpful to you or to anyone on the other end looking to meet their ultimate match. If you’re just coming out of a marriage or a long-term relationship, it’s completely okay to go at your own pace and recognize that those past relationships need time to heal. There are signs to look out for if you’re not fully ready to date again but once you’ve taken your time and are 100% ready to enter into a new relationship, putting yourself out there and entering into a new phase will feel like the next natural step.
Use The Right Dating Site
There are numerous dating sites. In fact, there are over 8,000 different kinds of dating sites! But with all the dating sites out there, it’s only helpful that you choose a dating site that’s right for you. If you’re part of the older generation, a dating app like Tinder might not exactly be the right choice for you. However, something like eHarmony or Match.com may be a better choice and will likely give you the opportunity to find potential matches. There are even dating sites that can be more specific for dating such as dating after a divorce or dating for single parents. No matter how specific or general the site is you’re looking for, with enough research, you’ll most definitely be able to find the right site or app for you.
Ask For Help
If you’ve been out of the game for a while, creating an online profile can be tough. “Should I write this?” “How does this bio make me look?” “Do you think I have enough information about me on here?” are only some of the questions that will no doubt pop into your head. In order to avoid extra stress, simply ask for help from those around you. Whether it’s friends or family members, don’t be afraid to ask the people who know you the best for help in creating the perfect online profile. They’ll be able to help frame your bio that accurately represents you and even possibly help you find the right person for you.
Include The Perfect Photos
A main part of creating the perfect online profile isn’t only your bio but also the pictures that you choose to include. As most dating profiles allow you to include more than one photo, use the opportunity to include a couple of different photos that will show off different facets of your life. As one of the most commonly included photos is a selfie, it’s important to take one that makes you feel and look amazing! Even though selfies are often taken by millennials, don’t be afraid to take one yourself just because you might be older. Finding the perfect lighting and wearing the right outfit is only part of taking the perfect photo. The other important part is wearing the right makeup and making sure that your hair looks good. Apply a makeup look that makes you feel confident and gorgeous. The same goes for your hair. If you have some grey hairs and are looking to give your hair a refresh, apply hair color that will make your locks shine from top to bottom. Including a stellar selfie, pictures of you traveling, hanging out with friends or family, and being active will visually show off parts of your life to all those viewing your profile.
Try To Spice Up Your Bio
Everyone can say something like, “loves dogs and long walks on the beach” but if you really want to make an impression, dare to be different and make your bio stand out. Of course, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being a dog lover and enjoying the beach but presenting it in a unique and different way will make people who view your profile likely more interested in pursuing you. Don’t be afraid to include a funny (or punny) joke or include a quote from one of your favorite movies. Not only will this make your bio stand out from the rest, but it will also serve as a helpful conversation starter. And of course, it’s important to be completely honest with what you put in your bio. There’s no worse way to start a relationship than off of lies! When creating your online profile, don’t just check off random hobbies that you’re not actually interested in. While this may attract more people initially, when it comes to dating, honesty is the best policy. This will only be for the better and allow you to meet your true match.
Regularly Update Your Profile
It can be easy to create a profile and then forget to check it periodically or update it on a regular basis. But if you’ve been actively dating for a period of time, you’ll want to update your profile every so often so that it matches with your current needs. If you’ve recently gone through a transformation and look a little different, update your profile picture so your potential dates don’t have to do a double take. Adopted new hobbies that you’ve grown passionate about, add them to your areas of interest. Added a new pet to the family? Show them off and talk about them in your bio! Regularly updating your profile will keep future potential matches informed of what’s going on in your life and will also give you two even more to talk about!
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