We’ve all heard the online dating success stories before, but if you’re still waiting for your fairytale romance to materialise, you may be wondering what you can do to make it happen. Of course, you can spend hours online searching for potential suitors, and sending opening messages, but how do you make the good ones come to you?
To help you make your online dating profile stand out and get the attention of the right kind of men and women, we’ve got a few tips on how to attract your perfect match online.
Fill in the basics
Filter out the time wasters by completing your profile with honest information. There’s no point pretending you’re 10 years younger or have an ‘athletic’ build if, when you meet for a first date, the other person is going to be disappointed. Love yourself attract someone who likes you for who you really are.
On the same note, by selecting what you’re looking for (no strings attached fun, long-term relationship, friendship etc) you can save a lot of uncertainty and awkwardness when you do spark up an online conversation. Set out your cards from the start, and attract someone who is on the same page.
Share your passion
You may think that filling out the extra details such as your favourite music, books, TV programmes and interests is pointless, but don’t underestimate the power of these topics as an ice breaker. It’s natural to warm to people who share the same interests as us, so if Mr or Mrs Right is looking at your profile picture and bio and wondering whether to get in touch, the fact that you’re both addicted to Breaking Bad might just be the deciding factor.
Showcase your personality
When flicking through the profiles of countless local singles, how do you make yours stand out to potential suitors? Your bio is a great way to showcase your personality and make him or her remember you. Whether you’ve got a great sense of humour, have a dream of the future with your soul mate, or good old traditional values about how to treat a woman (or man!), let your ‘about me’ section give them a flavour of the real you.
Equally, if you start talking with someone online, don’t let your nerves and determination to impress stand in the way of your personality. Have fun and use your online messages as an opportunity to see if you could have chemistry – you’ll soon know whether they have the potential to be a perfect match or not. And if they do, don’t hesitate to ask him or her out on a date!
Want to do away with the time wasters and attract someone who suits you down to a T? Take a step back and look at your online dating profile, to see if it reflects who you are and what you’re searching for. If not, follow these tips to tweak your profile, and you’ll soon be chatting to someone special.
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