With so many different dating apps and sites, it can be overwhelming to think about how your profile is going to stand out from the next person’s. With people mindlessly scrolling and clicking through hundreds of profiles, if you aren’t a perfectly proportioned Victoria’s Secret Angel or People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” how can you possibly compare? Don’t worry... we’ve got you covered! Here are a few simple things you can do to make sure you get those clicks.
1.Ditch the blurry group photos.Having friends definitely makes you more appealing at first glance. But you're making it difficult for potential matches- swiping shouldn't be a game of“Where's Waldo?”Make your first profile photo be a picture of just you.
2.For a good profile photo, look for good lighting and skip the glasses. A good selfiie is all about the lighting. Natural light, especially during golden hour, will soften your features and make your glow. You'll look nice and warm, which is an attractive quality. Also, avoid wearing glasses, hats and things that obstruct your face.
3.Avoid the awkward cropped ex-couple photos. No matter how great you look in that pic, cropping out your ex is OBVIOUS… and SO lame. Don’t have on?Take a new one!
4.Keep your bio interesting.Don’t make your physical stats be the only info on your profile.Get intoyour hobbies, favorite movies or even the names of your pets. Giving a few details is good, but no one has time to your entire life story. Save some things for the conversation when you finally meet up IRL.
5.Be honest when you strike up conversations.If you’re not actually into hiking, or if your cat rules your world, be honest. Don’t fake who you are, because the truth will eventually come out. If you don’t have anything in common, move along and find someone who likes talking about your cat!
It’s a jungle out there.And if you’re not sure if the best “you” is in your profile, have a good friend check it out and give you some feedback.They can help you curate a more authentic version of yourself than you might be able to. Now that you have this information, go out and swipe!