Looking better in the flesh is better than the reverse.
‘You wouldn’t introduce yourself to someone in a bar with your entire life history, so don’t do it online,’ says match.com‘s Kate.
In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways and finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away.
Don't worry if you have two left feet - I spent six years training at the Gangnam-Style School of Dance, and can teach you how to do the hokey pokey for a nominal fee. As open-minded as I am, I have to draw the line at cigarettes. My cat Felix loves to meet new people, but if you're allergic to fur, the two of you probably won't get along.Anyway, if you're easy-going and at least 86% awesome, feel free to drop me a line sometime! I'm attracted to people who set big goals and put all their effort into pursuing them. I can't stand their smell and don't want to be around smoke all the time. :( Me You: An undeniably awesome couple with amazing chemistry. Example 4: Goofy and Sarcastic I tie my own shoes, brush my own hair, and make my own bed...Don’t choose a picture where you are not the main focal point. Summer lovin’ ‘Our latest research found that people in summery photographs were seen as more attractive than in their winter pics,’ says Kate. It’s good to love yourself but there is a line that should not be crossed. If so, don’t contact them if you’re someone who likes to be in bed by 9pm. A profile that mentions family and friends, volunteering, and enjoying spending time with kids is a good sign.‘Go back through your Facebook holiday album and find some recent summertime photos.’ If someone mentions anything cynical about relationships or comments about their “annoying” ex, move along. A long and very detailed profile could be an indication of what’s in store when you meet them in person. Now you know how to make your dating profile stand out amongst the crowd, why not check out our round-up of the best online dating websites to sign up to? These are the best apps for no strings sex – hello Tinder! Then chances are you’ll related to these 12 soul destroying things you only know if you sign up for internet dating.‘Play up your love of anything sporty, outdoorsy or public – like concerts and exhibitions.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.
Avoid negative tones and always be positive about yourself. You wouldn’t want a future employer to read anything negative, so why would you want a potential partner to read anything that isn’t positive?
We've spoken to the experts to get their top tips on making your dating profile work for you. After all, it’s not always easy to big yourself up without sounding conceited or (even worse) desperate.
But did you know that one in three couples now find love online?
Lying doesn’t get you anywhere in the dating world. Talk in specifics to give a full flavour of who you are.
If you love travelling, say where your favourite place is and why.
That said, the world of online dating can be daunting if you’ve never tried it before, so here are our top tips for making the most of your dating profile and spotting a great potential partner. Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself.