The secret to a good dating profile is illustrating an authentic portrayal of yourself; after all, the whole point of online dating is to find someone you’re truly compatible with.Consider the factors that make you unique and indicate them in your dating profile.66 per cent of our survey respondents said they wouldn’t even consider a relationship with someone who embellished their characteristics on their profile.While it may be tempting to sneak in a couple of white lies into your profile, don’t do it! You need to give potential partners the opportunity to fall for the real you.Use a recent photo (taken in the last year) that is a genuine portrayal of yourself.80 per cent of our survey respondents said they would disapprove if their date turned up looking different from their dating profile.The saying ‘honesty is the best policy’ exists for a reason, not least because ‘it is much easier than putting forth the energy required to pretend,’ (according to Rebekah Doweyko, psychologist and councilor).
While it is important to include a photo in your online dating profile, you must be selective with which photos you upload.
So when you’re sitting down to write your profile, bare this in mind.
Even if you think something is funny and meant lightly, it will not be well received.
You want to indicate your fundamental personality traits while maintaining an air of mystery.
And you want to portray yourself in an attractive, flirty way without seeming forward.