Have you decided to take the plunge into the world of online dating? Your dating profile can make or break your chances of success, according to scientists. Presenting the best possible image of yourself is a skill in itself. Fortunately for you, we’ve created the ultimate dating profile checklist: nail that, and you’ll be skipping the light fantastic of a lovely romance in no time!

  1.     Picture perfect

Your profile picture is the first thing that potential dates will notice, so you want to make it great. Choose a photograph that shows you having a fun, smiling and laughing. That carefully cultivated sexy smouldering look can make you look a bit scary to the guys out there, and a smile makes you look much more friendly and approachable.

A staged photograph or a selfie can look very forced, so it’s better to go for a picture that you already have from a celebration or holiday. As well as showing what a warm, fun-loving person you are, a natural photograph is much more honest. We’ve all heard horror tales of daters turning out to look vastly different from their profile pics, or appearing to be at least ten years older than we thought, so show the real you. Any date who doesn’t like that is not the right one for you, so don’t waste time worrying about your flaws.

 

  1.     Dress to impress

No potential date wants to see you in your all in one pyjamas, no matter how cosy and cute they are. Making sure you look your best shows daters that you care about yourself, and helps them to decide if you’re a good style match. When it comes to Mature dating for over 40s, a great outfit and careful attention to your hair and makeup is especially important for giving yourself the confidence to get out there.

 

  1.     The language of love

Don’t worry, you don’t have to speak French to create a profile that pops! However, it is important to choose your words carefully. Use positive language to talk about what you like doing and what you are looking for from a relationship, and don’t mention your ex or list all the things you don’t want from a guy or girl. Lots of people make that mistake, and it makes you appear negative and defeated before you even begin.

Assess your profile by asking yourself: would I want to date this person? Try to be as objective as possible, and ask your friends or family to have a look if you’re struggling to decide if your profile is the right fit for you.

The right words are important, but you’re not writing a novel, so don’t go overboard describing every little detail about yourself. Apart from the fact that no one will read it all, if you give everything away right from the start, you’ll have nothing to tell him about on your date!

Once you’ve nailed that date, get some professional advice on how to come across as the witty, warm and wonderful person that you are without breaking into a nervous sweat!

 

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