Best internet dating profiles
We've spoken to the experts to get their top tips on making your dating profile work for you. After all, it’s not always easy to big yourself up without sounding conceited or (even worse) desperate.But did you know that one in three couples now find love online? In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways and finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away.Lying doesn’t get you anywhere in the dating world. Talk in specifics to give a full flavour of who you are.If you love travelling, say where your favourite place is and why.‘Firstly, it can make you look too unapproachable, even to someone who ticks all the right boxes.And secondly, you’ll be surprised how often people fall for someone who doesn’t tick any of their original boxes! It’s good to love yourself but there is a line that should not be crossed. If so, don’t contact them if you’re someone who likes to be in bed by 9pm. A profile that mentions family and friends, volunteering, and enjoying spending time with kids is a good sign.‘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.
I just want them to get attracted and curious and email me. You want your profile to be fun and conversational.
Tell them about the type of relationship you’re looking for, and if you have set deal-breakers like “must like dogs”.
But when it comes to things like height, weight, income, hair colour etc – there is no point listing these things,’ explains Charly.
I always include at least one full length photo too, so there are no surprises when we meet up in real life.’ Most people want to find someone who can make them laugh, so show people you have a sense of humour.
If you can make someone laugh, it’s a great icebreaker and could get your conversation off to a great start.