Making A Proper Dating Profile That Works

Tips on making a good dating profile to get more people interested in you


Use a photo


By far the most important thing on any dating profile is it’s photo. Profiles with pictures receive generally 16 times more responses than those without. The most successful photos are taken in daylight, using an SLR camera (not a smartphone), and show just one person, not a group. Summery photos work better than wintery shots.


Look at the camera


Only if you're female! Women who look directly into the camera for their profile picture receive far more responses than women who look away. Interestingly, the opposite is true for men. We don't know why - could it be women prefer a more brooding, distracted man?


Include a photo of you engaged in an interesting activity


Like playing an instrument, a sport, or in an unusual location? These photos create the most interesting conversations because they break the ice giving you something to talk about with the person. You might find common interests and start a conversation from there on other things in your lives.


Include your most sociable interests in your profile


Not your solitary passions or sorrows in life. Show someone how they can fit into your world. For example, if you love film, mention the cinema, not the fact you recently lost an entire weekend to Netflix. Do not tell a person that you are in need of money desperately to pay a bill that’s overdue for 2 weeks. This immediately makes the other person thing you are a scammer as nobody in their right mind would send a stranger money for anything!


Write a brief, upbeat profile


Nothing too deep or too long. Imagine you're talking to someone you've just met in a bar: how would you describe yourself and your lifestyle? People don't want to hear about how life has dealt you a bad hand or that you might be having some bad luck at the time. Keep those facts concealed and be positive with whoever is contacting you to maintain a positive atmosphere.