When was the last time you reviewed your online dating profile? It can be quite useful to update your profile every so often to keep things fresh. This also lets you see if there are still some points you can improve about your profile.
Here are a few things to remember when refining your online dating profile:
Check your introduction.
How did you start your introduction? Is it something simple like a “hi” or something overused like; “I’m just looking around”? You probably didn’t think much about it when you were trying to write your profile months or weeks ago. Your introduction is like free advertising space. Use it to show that you’re a great person. Your introduction should reflect your personality. Be creative.
Do you have a picture?
What kind of picture is it? If another person stumbles upon your profile what would say about your picture? Make sure that your main photo is one that clearly shows your face. Don’t use pictures with people cropped out and still showing body parts. Take time to upload a good picture it can be the biggest determining factor in whether or not people will contact you.
Check your word choice.
Do you display a lot of negativity and hate on your profile? Are you ranting about your last ex who left you months ago? Weed out all forms of negativity in your profile. There is a time and a place to complain about things and it’s not there. People don’t really like complainers. People will judge you depending on what they read from your profile so you really have to put your best foot forward.
What words did you use to describe yourself?
How did you sell yourself? Did you sell yourself at all? You may be a really shy person but forget that for a moment and start writing about all the great things you are into and that you like doing. If you don’t tell them, people won’t know about your passion for the arts. Find the most appropriate words to describe yourself and don’t be afraid to use them. However, remember to remain humble. Conceited people aren’t really very attractive.
Set yourself apart.
There might be dozens of other people with the same name or the same interests as you. You need to impress on your reader how different and interesting you are. Give the person reading your profile a reason to contact you. If you sound just like the person he/she is already talking to, there’s not much point in contacting you, is there?
Proofread your profile content.
There are a lot of different programs that will let you check your spelling and grammar. Make use of those. A poorly written profile says a lot about your personality and will throw off many potential dates. Review everything you’ve written from top to bottom and don’t be afraid to rewrite if you have to.
Have a call to action.
Don’t let people just read your profile and move on to the next profile. It can be something as simple as asking them to contact you if they enjoy snowboarding too. Let them feel that they would gain a lot by leaving you a message.