How to Set Up Your Dating Profile to Get More Views

15 September

Getting started on a new dating platform can be a daunting task. You may feel obligated to think of the cleverest puns and spend hours finding the right angle for that cover photo. But crafting an excellent dating profile isn’t an impossible task, especially if you know some tried and true tactics.

Here are some tips to follow if you want to maximize the chances of finding your perfect match, even if you’re new to online dating.

Take the Right Photos

Great photographs are a must; even a top-notch profile description won’t be effective without them. Plan on uploading multiple photos for potential partners to get a better idea of you as a person. To make your photos as flattering as you can make them, consider:

  • Going for a natural smile, as genuine happiness is attractive and easy to distinguish from a forced one.
  • Not looking directly at the camera. Studies have shown that looking slightly away results in better results, especially for men.
  • Taking the picture in the afternoon or late in the night, which also boosts response rates.
  • Avoiding the flash that can cause red-eye and make wrinkles easier to see.
  • Showing off your hobbies or interests in the photos. Including yourself playing a sport or going hiking for instance. If you can paint a picture of your personality and life experience through your photos, you’re doing it right!
  • Keep the focus of the images on you, so avoid uploading pictures alongside your friends, family, or pets.

Structure Your Description

Chances are, anyone using a dating app probably won’t have the same attention span as someone reading a novel. For this reason, make your profile description short and easy to read by dividing it into mini-paragraphs, each at most 3 sentences long.

Dedicate each paragraph to one aspect of yourself you’d like to share. Some ideas include:

  • Your career
  • Your aspirations
  • Your favorite music or movies
  • Your hobbies
  • The possessions you take pride in

Remember, keep it short and sweet so it can be skimmed easily while also painting a vivid picture of your personality.

Encourage Conversation

With how convenient dating apps are, users tend to browse through dozens of profiles in a minute. If you want to reel in potential partners and ensure they don’t move on to the next profile too quickly, end your profile description with a conversation starter to push the interaction further into the messaging.

A question that’s fun to think about is a common tactic. Questions like “if you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?” and “steak or sushi?” are friendly, thought-provoking, and the perfect spark for an interesting conversation.

Watch Your Wording

You want to be concise but include as much important information as you can about yourself, as it shows to your partner how exciting and interesting you can be. When talking about yourself in the description, remember to:

  • Be specific. For example, if you say you enjoy traveling a lot, specify what countries interest you the most.
  • Stay positive. “I love driven and confident men” sounds a lot more approachable than “Don’t message me if you’re lazy.”
  • Try not to sound desperate or arrogant. Dating app users can recognize red flags quickly and are turned off if it seems you’re trying too hard.
  • Avoid clichés. Phrases like “I enjoy long walks at the beach” are more likely to elicit a groan than any interest.
  • Overall, be honest. Pretending to be someone that you’re not is one of the biggest mistakes you can make while dating.

Get Some Pointers

Run a draft of your profile through a friend or family member for outside advice before publishing. Someone you know might have more experience in online dating.Plus, look at what other profiles are doing. Note if anything they’re saying catches your attention quickly and adopt those ideas into your profile.

Know Your Audience

Not all dating apps are created equally. Tinder is popular in heavily populated urban areas with its high traffic and fast pacing. But what if you live in a more peaceful rural area? Country singles are everywhere, but it can be difficult finding that special someone than in the city.

Bonfire – The Go-To Dating App for Country Singles

Bonfire might just be the perfect dating app for you. Available for Android and iOS, Bonfire lets you chat, send likes, follow other users, and share moments with potential partners throughout the countryside.

Country dating is easier at the bonfire.

Follow our tips and create your own profile today!

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