The most effective way to get noticed online, is to include a photo.Choose a clear photo that shows in your best light and preferably smiling - it makes much better viewing!
Try and choose a name that is fun and reflects your personality, i.e. Do not use a name which is sexually provocative or offensive.
Make your profile really stand out so that any person reading it will think "Wow, I have to get to know this person!
" Online dating sites have made it easy for you when completing your profile by providing drop down menus for basic questions such as your appearance, lifestyle, hobbies but you will also be given additional space to write something yourself.
by Alison Edwards How long do you spend getting ready for a night out?
At a guess I would say that if you're a woman you can probably spend 1 hour upwards preening and titivating and if you're a man you can be showered, shaved and out of the door within 20 minutes (unless, of course, you're a metro-sexual in which case you probably take longer than a woman! Now let me ask you how long you would spend (or have spent) writing a profile for an online dating site? When you consider that you literally have minutes to impress someone and stand out from the rest in the online dating scene, don't you agree that more time and effort should be put into writing an online profile?
If you are an online dater, I'm sure you will agree with me that when you are searching for a partner online you will first of all look at the profiles with photos and, secondly, you will look at the profiles where people have taken the time to write something about themselves.
So if you have no photo and/or an incomplete and uninformative profile, don't be surprised if you inbox isn't full to the brim with messages!
I'm going to share a few tips with you to get you started writing an eye-catching profile.
Once you've read them take some time to think about what you are going to write and jot down some quick notes before hitting the keyboard.
If you don't like writing about yourself or think you are going to get writer's block it's a good idea to enlist the help of a friend; the kind of friend who is always saying to you "I can't understand why you're still single, you're such a catch".
Ask your friend what your star qualities are and he or she will come up with a million and one positive things about you which you would have never thought of or dared to say about yourself.