‘People have to imagine how they’ll fit into your life, so describing yourself as a “bookworm and internet addict” makes them feel they’d never see you,’ explains match.com’s relationship expert Kate Taylor.
‘Play up your love of anything sporty, outdoorsy or public – like concerts and exhibitions.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.
More often-than-not, they'd ask why I chose the name, if I went to music school and what my favorite song was to play on the piano.
By creating this fun and flirty screen name, it made it easy for someone to start a conversation.
If you love yoga, make sure you put it in your profile. I've found from working on profiles for the past two decades, that the magic number of photos to post in your profile is three to five.
It will send the message that you take care of your mind and body and perhaps someone will ask you to join them at the yoga studio for a date. If you post anything less, a potential date might think you're not serious or might be hiding something.
Once it was: “Boy meets Girl,” and, depending on circumstance, “Boy gets (or does not get) Girl.” Now, it’s Boy posts profile. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Bottom line: a dating profile—your first impression—is “sell copy,” and you’re the product being marketed.
It appeared that 80 percent of the audience had tried online dating, yet they were filled with pain and frustrated with the process. The key to creating a successful profile name is to be descriptive.
Avoid negative tones and always be positive about yourself. You wouldn’t want a future employer to read anything negative, so why would you want a potential partner to read anything that isn’t positive?
Lying doesn’t get you anywhere in the dating world. Talk in specifics to give a full flavour of who you are.
In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways and finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away.
So it only seems logical you would use the good old Internet for finding that special someone, too. Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself.