The do's and don'ts when setting up an online dating profile

Don't take your words for granted


Setting up a good online dating profile can make all the difference when searching for that special someone. Be creative, imaginative and different - make yourself stand out online.

It’s never easy to find a date on dating apps, especially one that will stick around. When we go through the different profiles on dating apps, all we see are some photos and short descriptions. This is because dating apps don’t give users nearly enough space for us to properly introduce ourselves. But with some creativity and imagination, it’s possible to turn our boring profiles into something special.

Now that you understand the fundamentals of how to set up your profile on a dating app, we can move on to the do’s and don’ts of setting up a dating profile:

Don’t be afraid to express yourself:

If you’re having problems with meeting and finding the right people, the issue often lies in your perception of yourself. This is an issue that many people have, as when they’re asked to describe themselves, they usually go for something negative or starting with an "I don’t…" It’s not wrong per se, but it’s not the most effective way to present yourself to the public.

The key to capturing people’s attention is by telling a story. We’re not talking about the “once upon a time” type of story, but something that shows who you are as a person. Do you like animals? Do you enjoy traveling? Have you been somewhere or done something remarkable? What’s your personality like? What do you do every weekend? These are some questions you can answer to let people know more about you.

Don’t contradict yourself:

If you want people to know who you are, the most important thing you need to do is to make sure that people have a clear idea of what to expect from you. Saying things like “I like to go out, but I also like to stay in” will send a contradictory message to whoever is reading your profile. It’s not that you can’t write this type of message, but you need to be more creative about it. For example, if you want to say that you like to have fun, but you also need some time to be alone, you could say that you’re an extroverted introvert or something along those lines.

Do tell people a real story about you and what you’ve done:

If you want to tell people that you love animals, you shouldn’t say it outright. What you can do is suggest that you love animals by saying that you worked at an animal shelter or somewhere similar. On the other hand, if you’re looking to make people see that you love the outdoors, you can say that you love surfing, hiking, trekking, and everything in between. These stories paint a more vivid picture of who you are compared to some generic, random adjectives.

Don’t use photos that don’t show your personality:

A topless photo of you taken in a bathroom doesn’t really say much about your personality at all. It just makes you look shallow and less interesting. If you want to show your body, do so in such a way that tells a story. For example, you could use a photo of you with a surfboard showing your well-toned back. A photo like that will make a much better impression than a dim photo that looks like it’s been taken with a rickety camera phone. This principle applies to both men and women.

Do use high-resolution photos:

When we first see a profile photo, we usually don’t have many points of reference, so we will make a judgment on the person’s personality based on the information that we have. If your photos are grainy, chances are people won’t choose you. You should use the best pictures of yourself that you have. Know your angles when taking selfies so you can highlight your best features.

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Written by Tanya S
Dated: 2019-05-26
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