Dating profiles are a tricky thing to master. They’re essentially your calling card. If someone wants to see if you’re a potential match for them, they’ll pore over your dating profile before deciding.

 

Don’t Put Down Online Dating

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. If your profile contains any “I don’t usually do this” or something that indicates you feel “online dating is sketchy” or for people who can’t find dates in real life, then no one is going to contact you. When you use these kind of statements, you make yourself seem unapproachable because you aren’t really into online dating anyway.

 

Don’t Leave Things Blank

If you can’t put the time in to fill out a dating profile, which is usually checking off boxes and occasionally writing a couple sentence, then it’s hard to expect other people to take the time to contact you. People are looking for legitimacy when online dating, and filling out your profile is one of the small things you can do to build that.

 

Don’t Ramble

On the flip side of leaving things blank, some of us are guilty of rambling. If your profile has too much information, then it won’t be given much attention either. Browse a couple of profiles to find the appropriate amount of text to include. If there is a field to type in a paragraph answer, we would recommend limiting your answer to 3-4 sentences.

 

Don’t Overshare

Keep in mind the people reading your profile will mostly be strangers. This means it is unwise to include any of the information regarding your home address and place of work. Similarly, your last name, phone number, or other means of contact on social media is also not a good idea. In the case you someone you haven’t met or rather not meet tries to contact you, you have the option to give them this information or keep it to yourself.

 

Don’t Lie

Do not lie about your age, weight, height or anything else for that matter. This will only get you into trouble, when someone you’re talking to wants to meet up or cam. There is no amount of back peddling that can fix how you’ve changed so drastically, and it will only end in disappointment for both of you. Don’t pretend you have a better job or that you’re in it for the long or short haul if you aren’t. Even if you capture someone’s interest this way, it will only be temporary unless you’re truthful.