Our Customer Care Team have read thousands of dating profiles and have seen the good, the bad and the ugly! We thought we would share a few tips to help create that perfect dating profile.
- Avoid starting with a negative; your dating profile should be about the positives that you have to offer as this is your chance to shine and to sell yourself. Mentioning bad dates, or that no one wants you, or you’ve been hurt in the past is going to send people straight on to the next profile. Although we might all have some, advertising your baggage is a real turnoff, so keep it positive! Make them want to get to know more about you.
- Stay away from the following words in your profile: loyal, trustworthy, caring and honest! After all, the majority of us would like to think we have these characteristics and it’s generally a given that you are looking to find someone with them too. We’ve read these words too many times in profiles and it’s not really the way you’d describe yourself normally. At no point would you meet a perfect stranger and introduce yourself by saying “Hi I’m a trustworthy, honest and loyal person”, so why include this in your profile, as it doesn’t give the reader any real information about who you are?!
- Tell members something different so you stand out from the crowd. You don’t want to write the same profile as everyone else, so be descriptive. You are unique and your profile should be too. If you have a hobby, interest or something you enjoy, include this in your profile. It’s a great conversation starter. If you love to travel, include your favourite places you’ve been to. If you enjoy music, mention a band or artist you have been to see recently or would like to see. This way you are letting members know some common-ground that you may share. There are thousands of other profiles on the site & if you don’t write anything interesting about yourself, how will anyone else find you interesting enough to contact?
- Keep the profile short; it doesn’t need to be a novel! Your profile should be an interesting & intriguing insight into who you are, so they want to find out more from you. Don’t tell your entire life story in your profile, or there’s no reason for them to contact you. Shorten your profile to a simple, chunky paragraph with enough information to spark their curiosity.
- Spelling is important! Most sites don’t come with a built-in spell or grammar check, so write your profile in a Word document first and then copy and paste this over. You wouldn’t send a CV to a potential employer littered with spelling mistakes, so why upload a profile for a potential partner riddled with them! Something as simple as spelling could result in someone moving on to the next profile.
- Don’t lie about anything in your profile, as the truth always comes out at some point and no matter how small the lie may be, it could affect a future relationship. There is someone out there who is perfect for you, just the way you are.
- Remember, you can edit and update your profile as often as you want, so keep it fresh and up to date with what’s going on in your life. If you’re not too sure what to write about yourself, ask friends or family how they would describe you. Above all, have fun writing your profile. If you enjoy writing it then someone will enjoy reading it!
Bear the above in mind when writing your profile & you will hopefully find there’s much more interest in you from other members.