Dating apps are the most powerful tool in your dating toolbox. According to the latest research, about 40% of new couples say they met online. Online dating has become a norm, offering countless opportunities to connect with potential partners. With just a few swipes and clicks, you can explore a world of romantic possibilities. However, despite the convenience and accessibility, many singles find themselves frustrated with lackluster results or missed connections. The culprit? A poorly crafted dating profile.
Your dating profile is your digital resume, the first impression you make on potential matches. It’s the key to attracting attention, sparking interest, and ultimately, finding that special someone. Yet, all too often, people fall into the same traps and make avoidable mistakes that hinder their chances of success.
From clichéd bios to misleading photos, there are so many small details that can sabotage your dating profile if you’re not careful. So, if you’re tired of receiving lackluster responses or encountering the same roadblocks in your online dating journey, buckle up and get ready to level up your profile game.
Here are the 4 biggest mistakes to avoid in your dating profile:
- YOUR DATING APP IS NOT YOUR IG – Daters often put up too many pictures that they believe showcase their actual self. But in more cases they’re really showcasing their ideal self, and not using pictures that share anything specific about who they are. Plus, too many photos can overwhelm potential matches. A great dating profile always includes photos that satisfy The 3 C’s: Color, Context, and Character. Color helps you stand out from a sea of little black dresses. Context tells your story visually (think hobbies, daily life, etc). Character to show your personality and what makes you stand out from the other matches.
- NOT MAKING YOUR PROFILE ABOUT YOU – Group shots, pictures with your grandma, and solo pics of your pup keep you from being the star of your profile. Make sure it’s clear who you are and direct your match’s eye to focus on you – not your cute friend, your dog, or your granny’s smile.
- GENERIC RESPONSES THAT LEAVE NO THREADS – Your profile is an invitation to message and hopefully meet up. If you’re tired of all the “Hey, what’s up” messages, give them something to go on by leaving lots of little specifics in your profile that gives them a jumping off point to message you about.
- DON’T BE A NEGATIVE NANCY – Instead of using your valuable profile real estate to talk about what you don’t want, talk about what you love. According to OkCupid, profiles with phrases like “don’t message me if…” get fewer matches. Keep it positive and inviting. You can sort the messages in the DMs or swipe left if you aren’t into what they have to offer.
Now that you know what NOT to do in your profile, let us break down what you SHOULD do.
First off, make sure you’re switching up your profile regularly. Making frequent changes to your dating profile on a regular basis means you’re more likely to end up at the top of the queue for other dating app users. Secondly, make sure to test your primary photo for the most engagement. You can do this by keeping a log of how many matches or messages you get with each photo (using the 3 C’s, of course).
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