Common Mistakes in Your Dating Profile You Need to Eliminate

The fact that your profile might not be very popular with the female audience of a particular
dating site is indicative of one thing – it doesn’t stand out. In terms of off-line dating, your
appearance, personality, and manners are your main “hooks”. When it comes to the online
dating game, here your profile plays the role of that hook that represents different aspects of
you, including appearance and personality. To navigate the dating pool, it’s important to have a
good “ship”, that is a catchy dating profile. However, many men underestimate the power of a
carefully completed profile. If you think your online dating profile needs some improvement,
then it’s time to get rid of the following mistakes.

Inappropriate main photo. Your main profile photo is the first thing your potential matches
see. Based on their first impression of you, they will decide whether to contact you (swipe
right) or not. If your current main photo is a group picture, a photo of low quality, a photo in
which you are wearing sunglasses/holding some alcohol drink/not smiling, you should
immediately change your profile photo. All those types of photo are quite repelling for women,
so they may be ignoring your profile because of it.

Not many pictures in the profile. You should remember one thing: the pictures you upload help
you tell a story about your life, sort of support what you say in your bio. That’s why you should
pick really meaningful pictures. Make sure your profile includes a picture of you with friends,
some pictures from your trips, a photo of you involved in a certain activity, and a non-banal
selfie. If you don’t add enough pictures, other users may think that you’re a secretive person
hence suspicious.

Too long or too scarce bio. The profile sections, like “Bio” or “About Me”, are meant for giving
some facts about your character, interests, and favorite pastimes. Usually, men go to two
extremes – they either write long-reads or give a little information about themselves. Nobody is
interested in reading your biography, the same as nobody wants to see a few words in your
profile. That’s why keep it concise and informative – give some prominent traits of your
character, describe your passions, and indicate what you’re looking for in terms of
relationships.

Starting with “hi”. With a pretty high level of competition on dating sites, you can’t expect that
your initial message that says only “hi” will get a response. You should get your potential date
interested. The easiest way to start a dialog is to ask a question. It should concern something
you’ve just seen or read in her profile.

Focusing only on one woman. There are plenty of fish in the dating pool, so it’s not rational to
contact only one woman at a time. Send initial messages to all women whose profiles evoke
certain interest in you. You can learn whether you are good matches only through
communication, so initiate dialogs and see where they go.-