‘If you struggle for inspiration, why not look at other profiles to see what other people are saying?’ suggests Charly Lester, co-founder of new over 50s dating app Lumen.Even if you do like “walking on the beach” or “drinking wine in front of a roaring fire” leave it out – everyone says that.
‘Reading other peoples’ profiles might give you ideas for things to include in your own one.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.
Avoid negative tones and always be positive about yourself. You wouldn’t want a future employer to read anything negative, so why would you want a potential partner to read anything that isn’t positive?
Looking better in the flesh is better than the reverse.
‘It’s been proven that the more photos you have on your profile, the more attention it will get,’ says Charly. Include at least a couple of clear head shots, where you’re not wearing sunglasses and you can clearly see your face.
She received her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1983.
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Put your profile into Word and use your computer spell check for peace of mind.
In a recent poll, we found that 96 per cent of people would rather see a big, happy grin in a profile photo than a sexy pout. One of the most frequent complaints about online dating profiles is “they may have looked like that once but they certainly don’t look like that now”.
To create an attractive dating profile, you’ll want to write an attention-getting bio.