How to write a winning online profile

When you’re putting pen to paper or keystrokes to word document, it’s best to remember what your profile is designed to do. It’s meant to help you stand out from the crowd and encourage people to send you a cheeky kiss. This is your trailer and you’re trying to get people to come to the movie. So here are our tips to ensure you get noticed.

Be yourself:

The key to standing out from the crowd when it comes to online dating is actually painfully simple, just be yourself. Highlight what makes you different, whether it’s that you’re an avid surfer, you can recite the alphabet backwards, or you hold the current world record for being the fastest cup stacker, it doesn’t matter what it is, just remember there’s only one you.

Ditch clichés:

Like long walks on the beach, Piña coladas and getting caught in the rain? Or do you like to work hard and play harder? This is dull right? If you’ve heard it all before, then don’t write it. How can people fall for you if you sound like everyone else?

Honesty is always the best policy:

Remember that one time on Mount Everest? Stop right there. Obviously, you want to put the best version of yourself forward, but don’t over embellish. This extends to serious subjects as well. Want kids? Don’t believe in marriage? Be upfront, because not being open and honest may see you and others losing out in the long-run.

Spell check:

There’s nothing that spoils a great profile quicker than a basic spelling or grammar error. If writing isn’t your thing, craft your prose in word, and then all the hard work is done for you. Bad spelling looks sloppy, and that’s not the message you want to be sending to potential dates.

Less is more:

Want to pique people’s interest? Keep your bio short. While you obviously want to include all the key points about what you’re looking for and info about who you are, but this doesn’t mean that an essay is necessary. Write a poem, include key points, but leave monologues at the door.

Positivity and humor:

Meeting new people and creating new connections is fun, so let your profile reflect that. Smile in your profile picture, be positive with your words, because positivity breeds positivity and these few lines could ensure you find what you’re looking for.

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