Whether you want to divulge your real name is totally up to you. In my opinion, first names are fine, full names are not — mostly for safety reasons. OK, do not upload hundreds of photos to your dating profile.
Save that for Instagram and facebook. Five to seven is a good number. Ten is acceptable but no more. Your main profile picture should feature your face and shoulders — almost like a passport photo. Research suggests that a smile is more attractive than a pout. Scientists have also confirmed that men are attracted to the color red — so wear red lipstick or a red dress or hat. Do not include friends in your profile picture — they confuse guys.
You may include a pet though. Activity photos also work great as profile pictures but make sure that you follow them up with a close up shot. Guys like girls who have interesting lives — so if you like skiing or driving muscle cars, play it up! If you are looking for a real relationship, refrain from posting overly revealing photos. Save the sexy lingerie and bikinis for real life. If you want to show off your figure, wear a body hugging dress.
Your dating profile is like an introduction or a prelude to an actual introduction. When you meet a person for the first time in real life, do you tell them your entire life story?
So why do it online? Today, people are turned off by large chunks of texts. Instead of saying something vague like you love to chill or hang out — say you enjoy hanging out with friends and family, or you love going to social events. Instead of simply stating that you love to read — tell them a bit more. Do you like romance, fantasy, comics, thrillers or classics? Many dating websites have a section that requires you to state your expectations regarding a potential date: Should your man be willing to travel to Europe with you?
Do you want a partner who is ready for a family? This section too, should not be too long. Two three lines is enough. Bragging and lying is not just bad for the guy — it is bad for you since both of these are signs of low self-esteem and insecurity. Does your life suck so much that you have to lie to impress people. If yes, fix your life instead of making up false stories. Nothing turns guys off than girls who have poor punctuation skills and bad grammar. Today, the dictionary does all the typing for you.
You just type the first couple of letters and the entire word appears. Last but not the least — always meet guys in a public place. Never agree to meeting in secluded locations. Make a witty remark instead of saying something dumb and unoriginal like — ur cute!
Also, remember than comments are the new messages. After a few replies, you can switch over to PM. Now build a killer profile and get more dates than you can handle! Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published.