In today’s world, especially since the pandemic, relationships are more dependable on social media dating apps and have been a great part of the dating world for the past decade.
However, dating apps aren’t easygoing for everyone. There is a lot that needs to be considered when crafting the perfect online dating profile, that’s why we’ve rounded up a few tips to help you with yours!
1- Be honest
First, and most importantly, be honest in your profile. When you’re choosing your pictures and writing about yourself, honesty is the key to being successful. To make sure you’re going to have strong compatibility with your matches have harmonious conversations and great dates, you must keep it real on your hobbies, your personality, what are you looking for, goals, etc.
Also, you need to make sure you’re being true not only for yourself but for the people that are swiping right on you as well. You wouldn’t like to match with someone who isn’t being true to their interests, so it’s very important to be honest, always.
When choosing your pictures, make sure to show your true personality, and don’t be afraid to change up a bit. Choose pictures with different poses and ones you’re doing things you love. Also make sure to include at least a few recent pictures and some with a smile, as they are usually considered more approachable for other people.
If you need help with that, ask your friends for their opinion. After all, you want to keep it as real as possible and a third-party point of view can help you with that!
3- Stay positive
Sometimes it can be hard to use dating apps, as the dating scene these days seems to be getting harder and harder. But it’s vital to stay positive to achieve a good outcome, especially because, as the old saying reads, “good things come to those who wait”.
One thing to keep in mind as well is that as much as you may be looking for a significant other in a dating app, while you don’t find that person, you can just date and improve your social and dating skills. Dating is also a great way to get to know more about yourself and find out what you want and don’t want in a partner.
When setting up your profile, not only be yourself but be succinct and objective as well. Usually, you don’t get much space to write about your personality, interests, etc, but people like to get as much information as they can when reading it.
In order to get good writing in your profile, you also want to avoid clichés, as they can easily push people away. However, one interesting thing to include is a conversational opening. This can be a “challenge” for people to start a conversation, like saying you are unbeatable in a specific videogame, for example.
This will make you look approachable and fun, and more people will be willing to swipe right and start a conversation with you.
Last, but not least, check your grammar! For many people, it can be a turn-off if you make any spelling or grammar errors, so make sure to use Grammarly to check your writing before publishing it.
5- Get inspired
Finally, a good and quick tip is that if you’re having a hard time with inspiration or haven’t found exactly what you’re looking to add to your profile yet, check other people’s profiles for inspiration! Ultimately, you have to do what works for you, so you can get tips from other people and build just the perfect profile for you to rock the dating scene!
We hope we were able to help you with tips to craft the perfect online dating profile, but at the most, remember to always stay true to yourself and stay positive to achieve a successful dating life!
Ana Tagliati is a Brazilian writer and podcaster. When not working, you can find her doing one of the many things she's passionate about, like writing, reading, traveling, working out, watching trashy reality tv shows, partying, going to the beach, or enjoying a good time with family and friends.