Now that we know what the dating landscape is like from Dating in the Time of Covid and how to prepare to date with purpose from The Dating Roadmap, let’s get to swiping!
It’s wildly easy to get excited about online dating but many people hit the first roadblock which is … what on earth am I going to put on my dating profile. Don’t fret friend, we’re going to cover the top 5 tips to optimize your dating profile and get you swiping and matching in no time.
If you’re funny be funny, if you’re serious be serious, if you’re a witty, sensitive, lawyer by day, comedian by night that is addicted to Kombucha and riding a peloton …then be all those things, just be you.
Being your first impression, having a diverse profile increases the touchpoints of things you can have in common which makes you approachable online.
Also showcase what is important to you and your hobbies (travel, philanthropy, being active, fine dining, culture, animals, etc.) If you said something in text, try not to be redundant in portraying that in images. Our goal here is to start painting a vivid but alluring picture of what it is like to meet you in person, but in a way that still leaves the audience wanting more and excited to interact and engage.
Embellishing or misrepresenting yourself has the potential to blow up in your pretty face by preventing you from attracting an authentic match. This golden rule applies to both photos, bio description and in conversation (online and in-person).
This is the #1 dating tip to save yourself time and heartache. You’ll never regret being honest.
Asking a friend or even a colleague (only if appropriate) who has a strong marketing background is great because this is essentially what online dating is, you are marketing yourself!
I reviewed my entire dating profile and matches thoroughly with my therapist – who better to ask than a trusted professional who knows me so well and who also by law (thanks to HIPPA) must keep all my secrets.
It’s a great idea to ask a friend who has had success with online dating and perhaps is in a relationship because it eliminates the competition factor that you’re both swimming in the same pool. Friends who have succeeded in the online dating space are more likely to have better tips that lead to attracting a great match.
If you loved this article, go back and read the previous articles, Dating in the Time of Covid and The Dating Roadmap, in this dating series. Follow Bare by Elizabeth on Instagram and Facebook for more on sex, wellness, lifestyle and culture for the modern woman.
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