New Year? New Dating Profile!

The New Year is almost upon us.  That means it’s a chance for a fresh new start as well as new hope.  Perhaps your holiday season wasn’t so merry, but now that’s it’s over it’s time to think about what you want to do to change that.  We all make some sort of resolution for the New Year, perhaps to lose weight, to drink less, to be kinder … to find love?  Well, you’re certainly in the right place for that!  If online dating hasn’t been very successful for you, this is your opportunity to start anew.

Begin by looking at your online profile and compare it to the other ones in your category and age group.  Check out the competition if you will.  Before going out into battle you need to know what you are up against so you can win.  Once you’ve done that you need to reflect on what you have to offer that they don’t.  What makes you stand out from the rest?  What makes you special?  Who are you really?  This will help you tremendously.  Writing your profile from this angle helps make it more interesting and gives your potential mates a glimpse into who you really are.  Always be honest and witty.

When writing your profile, don’t write long paragraphs.  A few paragraphs of maximum four lines are plenty.  Leave something to the imagination.  A paragraph on who you are, a paragraph on your interests, a paragraph on something interesting and different about you and a paragraph on what you’re looking for.  Most people just glance over your profile and not read it.  So make sure to use key words that stand out.  Some examples could be “climbed mount X”, “training for a marathon”, “recently accomplished X”, “preparing to jump out of a plane”, “travelled across Asia” or “wrote a book”.  Whatever it is, it will draw people’s attention to you.

Also, you want to put a new picture of yourself and make sure you’re smiling.  No goofy pictures or pictures of you looking too serious.  Be natural, be yourself and show who you really are doing what you really like.  Pictures should show a potential mate what to expect if they meet you, so don’t mis-represent yourself.  Ask a couple friends for their honest opinion before posting any picture.

I recently updated my profile and found that I got a lot more responses and people seemed more interested in who I was when I wrote about myself and my accomplishments.  I put a picture of me looking happy and smiling and that got the most attention.  In my profile I wrote about what I enjoy doing and what I would like to try.  I was also very honest about what I was looking for because I don’t want to waste my time or anyone else’s time.  I encourage your to try updating your profile by the New Year, you might find yourself dating someone new in no time!

Happy Dating!

Your Sister in Dating Bliss,

Single Dating Diva

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