Write a winning dating profile

Posted on October 14, 2014

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… Your dating profile is the main thing you should work on if you’re looking for online dating success. Neglect it at your peril.

…but we also know it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start. We’re not very good at writing about ourselves, are we? And staring at that blank screen, wondering what to write…we’ve all been there.

So to help you along, and cure your writer’s block, we’ve set out some tips and tricks for you. Follow these, and you’ll have a top dating profile in no time!

Think carefully about your answers
When you first sign up with any of our sites, you’ll be asked to give some basic info about yourself. You’ll also be asked questions about the type of person you’re looking to date.
The answers you give will help people to connect with you, whether that’s through advanced searches, or by seeing your profile as one of their daily matches or the matches we recommend to each member, so think carefully about what your profile really says about you.

Write about your interests
After you’ve filled in your basic information, describe the things you’re passionate about, such as your interests and hobbies and your favourite places to visit. It’s a good opportunity to give people an idea of what you do in your spare time as well as how you spend your working day.

Describe yourself uniquely
With so many profiles on LoveThing it’s important to make your dating profile stand out from the crowd. Try to avoid clichés and overused phrases such as “easy-going” and “looking for love”. Instead, consider what makes you different from everybody else – are you just mad about Gavin & Stacy or about triathlon & sport? Above all, be sure to inject humour to show people how friendly, fun and approachable you are.

Upload a profile picture
It perhaps comes as no surprise that the profiles that attract the most attention have a photo as well as a well-written profile. So choose a photo that reflects the kind of person you are. Make sure it’s crisp, clear and in focus. Avoid having your ex in there with you, or your child if you have one. If you don’t have an appropriate photo, then take one.

In our experience, your dating profile is the most important element in your dating success, so it’s essential that it says the right things about you, and reflects what you’re looking for in a partner.

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