If you’re pictured with a pile of washing behind you on the bed, your lifestyle suddenly doesn’t look so appealing.
If possible, include things in the photo that will help you tell a story about who you are.
2) Make a Funny Headline Oftentimes, dating sites like Po F, Ok Cupid or Match will have space for a short headline.
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Make an effort with your photo A lot of dating professionals are time-poor and so are unlikely to spend ages scrolling through pages of photos, so one thing you can do to help yourself is to have a fantastic profile photo that stands out from the crowd.
Having a good-quality, smiling headshot will work, and if possible, try and include some colour in the shot – either wear something bright or stand in front of or near a colourful background. Red is a great colour to wear, especially for women aiming to attract men to their profile.
So rather than Amanda_73, you might choose Amanda Loves Cakes.
It’s descriptive, easy to remember and will give them something to talk about in their opening email if need be.
In the previous section, we showed you how to select great photos for your profile.
Now it's time to write a kick-ass bio that describes how awesome you are!
If you’re into photography, have your camera in your hand.
If you’re into music, wear some headphones round your neck.
Most people don't put much thought into their headline and will write things like "looking for love" or "nice guy looking for a nice girl"... It will only make your profile blend in with everyone else's and could even convey desperation or a boring personality.