How to Make a Great Online Dating Profile

online datingOnline dating is a difficult thing to tackle, you’re faced with the challenge of putting all of your personal details into a pre-designed form, for others to peruse, judge and decide whether they wish to talk to you based on that one page of information. So, what should you do to make sure that your online dating profile gets a lot of hits, and will help you find someone you are compatible with?

The first thing you want to do is choose a photograph of yourself. Some online dating sites allow only one photo while others let you have a few images. Either way the main picture you put on the site should be a head shot.  You want potential dates to be able to see your face first and foremost. If you are allowed to add other photos a fully clothed full body shot that isn’t from 100 feet away is a good choice, as well as a candid image of you laughing or otherwise caught off guard. Your pictures should have been taken within the past 6 months or sooner if you’ve drastically changed your look in the past 6 months.

Your ‘Likes and Dislikes’ list should include the things that are absolute deal breakers for you when it comes to dating. For example: Likes- Honesty, Humor, Health Conscious, Vegetarian. Dislikes- Smoking, Obesity, Eating Meat, Liars. Keeping these areas balanced and even allows you to make the point on certain unwavering areas at a glance.

When the questionnaire asks what you are looking for don’t go on and on about your dream wedding, how many children you want and where you want to live for the next 50 years. Try answering the question as it pertains to the near future. You want someone that you have things in common with to talk to, go out with and get to know better. What happens down the road will be something you can find out together. Your online dating profile is similar to blind date chit chat. Keep it simple, and see whether you want to go from there.

Your online dating profile is truly your first impression on the potential dates that are out there looking for the same thing you are. Taking the time to be honest, to think things through before you enter them, including current photos even if they aren’t as flattering as those from a few years ago are all steps that will ensure that your profile gets attention and you get more quality contacts from the online dating site you choose to use.

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