Online dating is THE go-to for anyone looking for love or a no-strings weekend romance. However, with shows like Catfish, it’s no wonder that there’s so much controversy surrounding the authenticity of some people online. So, here are a few ways you can engage a potential sweetie, while being upfront and genuine, with a stellar dating profile.
Your Profile Pic Should Be Recent and Clear
If you are absolutely serious about finding someone to chill or be with, then avoid photograph deceptions. There is someone out there for everyone of every appeal and attraction. Therefore, regardless of what you look like, make sure your profile pic is recent, clear, and honest. Sure, lighting and good angles are no-brainers and expected, but you should still look like the you in the profile picture when someone meets the real you in person.
Write in Well-Thought Out Sentences with Good Structure
The biggest turn-off for most dating profilers is the inability for some people to speak in well-thought out sentences with a good grasp on structure and grammar. You don’t have to be a scholar, of course, but it IS important to let your intelligence shine through. And the writing in your profile has the potential to do exactly that.
Don’t Sugarcoat Your Requirements
Be clear in what you want from your dating profile. If you want a simple weekend fling or a one-night hookup, let your potential sweeties know. If you want friendship that could eventually lead to something more romantic, express that too. And describe the person that you would ultimately love to end up with, such as “an outdoorsy type with a love for dogs, Broadway play reviews, museums, midnight walks, and long conversations.”
Convey Yourself as Open to Possibilities, Fun, and Romance
The best thing you can be is open-minded on a dating profile. Yes, you need to set boundaries and be upfront with your expectations, but you should also consider that you could gain some awesome, long-term friendships from being open to possibilities. When you meet someone from your dating app for the first time, simply be open to fun and romance, instead of burdening your prospective honey with strict requirements.