Internet dating is both stupidly simply, and unbelievably impossible all at the same time, don‘t you think? You have the option of picking from so many different singles than you thought you‘d ever have access to, so it‘s hard not to become like the kid in the candy store. However, at the same time, there are so many bridges you need to cross before you actually begin to strike up a conversation with someone…
Things like creating the perfect profile page, for example.
In order to consider your profile page the perfect profile page, you need to make sure you‘ve done a few things:
•You need a great profile picture.
•You need a few great additional snaps.
•You need a really good username.
•You MUST HAVE a great ‘About Me‘ box!
It‘s amazing how many people jump into the world of internet dating without first perfecting their profile page, lazily adding short, sharp sentences such as “If you want to know, just ask”in the About Me section, rather than filling it out completely.
Don‘t be lazy here – that makes you look like a lazy lover. You do need to put a little bit of effort into things.
The username, for example, needs to be brief and to the point. Nothing that rambles on for hours, or comes across as super creepy. If you‘re using “BigTool4U” or anything along those lines, you should probably change it ASAP.
Not just that, but you need to make sure you‘ve actually proof-read what you‘ve written. Smart phones are great for many things these days, but auto-correct really must be the worst feature of all! You‘ll be amazed at how many words and phrases are totally misconstrued because of a hastily written, incorrectly-spelled word that gets changed by your phone to something completely unrecognisable.
Of course, above all else, you need to make sure that your profile page stands out – that it truly represents you as a person; all those things you like and don‘t like, all those things you‘re proud of…
If you‘re struggling to fit more than a couple of short sentences in that difficult About Me box, why not consider a short list of your likes and dislikes? It‘s amazing how much impact a small list can have – it instantly makes your profile page appear longer and more thought-out, while at the same time really educating those that you hope to date some day…. Or hope you don‘t.
Photos are equally as important as what you write, of course, but remember that not everyone will take you at face value. Your photos are the first impression you give to potential new partners, so try to avoid anything too obscure / stolen from the internet / drunk / obscene. Take a look at your profile picture, and now thing about the kind of attention it will attract. Is that the kind of attention you would want?
Remember to be polite and respectful, and always treat people with the same good manners that you would want to be treated. Keep nudity and anything too lewd to a bare minimum, and religion and politics should be avoided too. Remember that not everyone will think the way that you think, and the last thing you‘ll want to do is offend anyone, right?
Above all else, let your true personality stand out in your profile page. Have a bit of fun with it and try to think outside the box. It pays to be unique in a world with as much competition as the internet dating one!