If you’ve been dating for a little while, your profile can become a little stale and you might not get as much attention as you’d like. It’s time for a ‘New Year, New Me’ moment, with plenty of TLC and effort applied to give your online profile a bit of a boost, just like you would with losing the Christmas pounds or embarking on Veganuary. So, if you’ve neglected your dating profile a little over the winter months, now is the moment to give it a makeover and make sure it’s looking as fresh as you feel in the first few weeks of the new year. Follow these tips to make sure dating in 2020 goes with a bang!
Use simple language and proper grammar
Have a look back over what you wrote on your profile and check for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. You don’t have to be Shakespeare, but taking care over presentation gives a much better impression than being sloppy and careless. Research has shown that potential dates respond better to simple language because people are naturally drawn to words that are easier to remember and pronounce, so don’t try to impress with over-complicated words of sentences.
Keep it upbeat
When going over your profile narrative, make sure that what you’ve written is positive and upbeat and, if it isn’t, give it a rewrite. Avoid saying negative things about yourself or things you don’t like about other people, and PLEASE don’t mention an ex. People will be much more drawn to you if you are optimistic about life.
Be specific about your interests
Online daters respond well to people who have similar hobbies and interests to them, so do yourself a favour by being specific about what your passions are. For example, don’t say you like ‘sport’ and ‘reading’; instead name your favourite sports and give a list of your top 5 favourite books.
Change your photos
If you’ve been online for a while your photo can go a bit stale. People who have seen it hundreds of times but not contacted you will look at you with fresh eyes if you post a new photo, plus it will revitalise your profile for you too. Remember, the best photo is a smiley, colourful, clear head and shoulders shot.
Write about yourself
This might seem obvious, but many people are naturally self-effacing and so singing your own praises can be difficult. However, writing about yourself is crucial: research has shown that successful online daters spend around 80% of their profile writing about themselves and 20% describing the type of person they’re looking for. People are looking for detail, so don’t be afraid to give some.
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