One of the biggest attractions with online dating is that you don’t have to put in a lot of time to get what you’re looking for. Although this is true, many people make the mistake of ‘not a lot of time’ and ‘not a lot of effort’ to be the same thing.
If you’re looking for love online, you need to put your best foot forward in looking for your match. This means taking time to message people who seem like a good fit for you, putting real effort into think about what it is you’re looking for, and, most importantly, making a good profile. This doesn’t mean going out and hiring yourself a web designer to attract people to your page, but there are a few key things you have to do so you don’t scare off the opposite sex.
- Use spellcheck!!! I can not express how important this is. Even the best catch in the world can make themselves look under educated and under qualified by things like spelling and grammar mistakes. If you’re serious about evolving your dating life, then getting someone to proof read your profile is always a safe thing to do. An extra set of eyes may catch a mistake you’ve made, and they’ll be able to give you another perspective of what you should add.
- Don’t have your profile picture be a photograph of landscape. People are already hesitant enough to trust people they meet online. Having a picture of yourself is reassuring that you’re in fact a person who is there to date, not someone there to scam people on the websites. Being able to associate a face with the conversation will help you connect and help them relax.
- Put time into your profile. I once heard someone say that you should put at least as much time into your online profile that you would put into getting ready for a first date. Essentially you’re doing the same thing. Putting on your best ‘face’ for someone to see so they’re interested enough to get past the physical and really get to know you. Sure there’s steps to follow and they seem easy enough, but you should take an extra step to really make your profile stand out.
If you see a profile that you’re not interested in, take note of why you don’t like it, then compare it to yours. Do you have a similar look to their profile? Similar wording or general approach to the online dating world? You need to know what you don’t want as much as you need to know what you do want, so analyzing your profile by comparing it to others is a good way to do so.
If you build it, they will come! So make your profile as great as you can, and you’ll be attracting quality people in no time.