Create An Online Dating Profile

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Your online dating profile is really important as it will be the first thing someone reads about you. So how can you get it right so you meet the perfect person?

In recent years many of us are using online dating services as a way to find potential partners. The evolution of the internet has changed the way in which we view dating – and online dating profiles can be a great way to find our perfect matches.

However, if you are intending to use an online dating service, you will need a few tips to help you create a great online dating profile. The best online dating profiles are honest, up-to-date and provide adequate information about the person to engage and interest potential partners.

You don’t need to make your online dating profile overly lengthy – just a few key phrases and a good, recent picture can be sufficient for most online dating sites.

Where Do You Want To Register?

So, how should you go about creating an online dating profile? The first thing to consider is where you would like to register. You may opt for one of the larger dating agencies, or you may decide to try out a few of the smaller, more localised ones.

Validity

Whichever online dating service you use, it is important to check that the company is valid (i.e. that your security is their top priority) and also check any fees that they charge for their services. Most online dating websites will charge either an upfront amount or an ongoing fee to join them (and sometimes, both). To this end, it is vital to look around and find the very best online dating websites – if necessary, ask your friends and family for advice; i.e. have they used online dating services? And if so, would they recommend a particular site to you?

Photos

Once you have found an online dating website and you have registered with them, it’s time to get a photo of yourself ready – as they say, pictures can say a thousand words, so the photo that you use on your online dating profile will largely determine the kind of response that you get from potential partners.

Make sure that your profile photo is recent and try to avoid gimmicks (for example; pulling faces at the camera is never a good idea for your online dating profile!). A natural shot is usually the best option. Also try to avoid editing your photo in any way, people who look at your online dating profile will want to see the real you.

There is little point in posting an edited photo, a picture of you when you were younger, or even worse, a picture of someone else, as the main aim of an online dating website is to actually meet up with potential partners in person at the end of the process.

Interests

Now that you have your online dating profile photo sorted, it’s time to write a description to summarise your interests and your background. Try to keep your online dating profile description fairly short and concise, but provide enough information to really ‘sell’ yourself. Include information about the kind of activities that you enjoy i.e. visiting the cinema, taking long walks, pets etc.

Naturally, potential partners will be looking for commonly-shared interests, so include anything that you enjoy doing on your profile. You will also need to include information about the kind of person that you are looking for on your online dating profile i.e. specify a preferred location, height, age etc. in this section.

Again, honesty really is the best policy when you are writing your online dating profile description, don’t say that you enjoy certain activities when you really don’t – it provides a false image about who you really are and potential partners will find out eventually if you have lied on your profile. Once you have created your online dating profile, it’s time to start surfing for your perfect partner!

Useful Websites

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  • Meetic
    Meet men and women online for love or fun. Thousands of single people on this very popular site.
  • Lovestruck Dating
    Leading dating site for single, city professionals. Lovestruck lets you search and meet singles from your location, so where you live, work or simply are at any point.
  • DatingWise.com
    Online dating services guide plus dating tips and advice.
  • Perfect Accompaniment
    If you're looking for dating services online, try our FREE online introduction service for single professionals.
  • LoveBrowser
    On-line dating and personals and a new romance, Adam and Eve welcome you, online dating, personals, dating partners and match making world-wide
  • DatingDirect.com
    The largest online dating service in the UK, have a huge database crammed full of members from your area, looking to meet someone just like you, whatever your age or interests
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