Love, like the Internet, has a lingo and etiquette all its own. Combining the two in an online dating scenario can complicate the process of finding your One and Only, but here we’ve got a very comprehensive guide for creating a successful online dating profile.
- Be honest
You don’t need to be self-deprecating to the point of character assassination and it probably isn’t wise to go into too much detail, but on the whole, people appreciate honesty, because surprises just aren’t that romantic in the context of internet dating.
- Be funny
Try to be funny, but remember that what sounds like a hilarious play on words in the pub with your mates can look stupid when typed out online.
- Be direct
There’s usually a ‘What I’m looking for’ section on dating sites and if you can be as straight as possible in this bit, your internet dating experience will be a lot smoother than others have been in the past. Perhaps you’re searching for your life partner and want to settle down straight away. If this is the case, say so in your profile.
- Smile for the camera
Make sure your photo is a recent and honest visual representation (it’s better not to use photoshop), but don’t play down your good looks because you’re worried your date will be disappointed in real life – no one ever arranged to meet someone they found unattractive online in the hope that they might look better in person.