Completing your profile properly is important if you are serious about finding a partner online. Many dating sites also offer automatic profile matching or recomended members features. These features rely on your profile being completed with acurate information. If you complete your profile well you will find not only will you get more interest from members but the results returned by automated matching software will also be more benifical. We have also included advice on your profile photo and approaching members. It is estimated you have a 60% better chance of a response if you have a photo, you need a photo to get the best from dating sites.
Your profile photo
Your photo is usually the most important aspect of your profile. Like it or not, this is where most members make their decision on whether they want to continue reading. If the photo is not appealing they will move on to the next member.Use a recent photo. There is little point deceiving potential partners, although you may get more interest this will ultimately lead to disappointment and possibly upset other members. If you must use an older photo make it clear within your profile that your photo is old. When selecting your photo choose one showing your complete face without hats, sunglasses or anything else obscuring your face. Avoid silly faces and group shots, try to pick a photo where you look relaxed and happy. Unless you are using an adult dating website try not to wear anything too risqué.
Completing your profile information
When completing your profile try to appear relaxed and fun but don’t ramble. Stick to the facts, your interests, likes/dislikes, age and if you think its relevant, religion. Be honest. For example, if you are a smoker, incude that. Be open and honest and you will have a far greater chance of meeting someone you want a serious relationship with.
Your profile wont get you dates on its own. Make the first move. Dont wait for potential dates to contact you. If you see someone you think you will get on with introduce yourself. Start of with a polite message. Try to write something interesting, possibly commenting on a mutal interest (read their profile, dont just go on their looks, you might be surprised) or holiday destination etc.