You have been single for quite a while, but you have finally decided that you have had enough of your own company and have decided that this Spring, you want to look for love, companionship or both. But deciding was the easy part, now you actually need to find someone who you like enough to date. Because whether you are trying to find love in a big city, i.e. starting dating in Glasgow, trying to date Isle of Wight Singles or looking for love by dating Borders, you may find that some of the traditional routes no longer work for you.
Luckily, the rise of online dating has made it much easier to find someone who has the same hobbies and interests as you, is looking for the same thing as you, or is in the same situation as you – i.e may have just recently divorced, may be a single parent, may be quite shy when it comes to meeting new people. So whether you are looking to date Dumfries singles or examining the dating Shropshire sites, you should be able to find a match.
However, your chances will be helped considerably if you have a good online dating site profile. So many people make mistakes when it comes to putting themselves out there – you want to sell your personality and your strengths, but you don’t really want to be selling a lie.
So here are some tips when it comes to your profile.
Use a good photograph
A good dating profile photograph should, first and foremost, be recent. It is really no use using something that is ten years old, even if you do look fabulous in it. Try to get something that is clear and shows you how you really are. No snapchat filters that put everything in soft focus, nor those professional photo studio shots. Something natural that shows the true you is much more attractive, and if you are smiling and happy, all the better.
Tell the Truth
There really is no point lying in your profile, particularly about things like your job or your age. You want someone to like you for yourself, and as you eventually hope to meet someone, there really is no point in building up a fantasy picture of yourself by creating a fantasy life. Be proud of who you are and let that shine through in your profile.
Reveal Something About Yourself
The best profiles shine with the personality of the person. They show humour and self depreciation, but also tell the viewer something about the person. You need to be careful not to turn your profile into a bore, but at the same time, you need to connect, so you do need to share those hobbies and interests, but try to do it in a fun way. Rather than listing your favourite book, why not say which character in a book you think you are most like. Talk about the things you’d like to do before you are 30 or 40, maybe you might find someone with a matching bucket list. If you say you like or love something, try to make it engaging by explaining why.