Creating a great online dating profile is more than just saying who you are and what your romantic desires are — there’s also some science to it.
Research done by Plenty of Fish says women who found a relationship through online dating used the word “relationship” and similar words 16% more often in their profiles than women who didn’t.
Writing your profile is the first step of online dating, but it’s also the most important, and sometimes the most stressful, part.
This is what singles will use to determine if they’re interested in you, and if your profile doesn’t attract them within those initial 10 seconds or so, they’ll move on to someone else. Getting your profile right is actually pretty easy and straightforward.
Even something as simple as “I love working out and tried yoga for the first time a few months ago, but I’m more of a spin class kinda girl” will do the trick.
Most dating sites, like Match.com, offer tons of advice to make the profile writing process smoother.
A couple of studies published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and reported on by The Huffington Post shows confident, and even overconfident, online daters are considered more desirable. The studies also found that if you take it too far, then you’ll come off as arrogant instead.
Make use of their blogs, help pages, live chat features, and pop-ups, which will let you know things like your About Me section is too short or your main photo is too dark.
Guys, you can most certainly make use of the tips above, but we’d recommend you pay extra attention to the advice below, as it all pertains to you.
You just need to follow a few of our tips, which we’ve broken up for women and men, and take inspiration from the helpful examples we’ve provided.
For Women | For Men While most profile tips can apply to both men and women, there are some that are specific to each and can make a huge difference in the success you’ll see.
She's intelligent with her own career and not dependent on someone to support her.