It may not be something that people pay too much attention to, but there are some ways to fail at online dating profile at once. The online dating world can be an amazing one and lead you towards a successful relationship, but you have to be aware of what can work against you. In this infographic Meetville.com has collected all major online dating profile don’ts.
One of the most important things about online dating profile is a photo. Madeline Stone, a reporter who covers lifestyle and people in tech, says: “The online dating world is a competitive one. With thousands of profiles scattered across a variety of different networks, making a memorable first impression is critical. It turns out that having a good profile photo could be what makes the difference between receiving messages and getting passed over for another profile.”
There are some mistakes to avoid while choosing photos for online dating profile. Caitlin Scott, an article writer, states: “Guys who take selfies will receive 8 percent fewer messages than those who don’t. Unlike men, women with outdoorsy photos receive a 40 percent decrease in messages.” Caitlin Scott adds: “If your first picture is a group photo, the number of first messages you receive will decrease by 42 percent. Probably because as wonderful as it is that you have friends, it’s annoying to decipher which of the six people you are.”
Mind that your profile photo quality must be good. Christine Erickson, the List Editor at Mashable’s New York headquarters, points out: “First appearances are as important in dating as they are in a job interview. So when you upload a fuzzy photo of yourself in your dirty room, where I can see an old sock hanging on the bookshelf, you are basically saying, “I have no desire to take care of myself or anything else!” It’s important to be honest and upload only recent photos. “When you’re in your 30s, don’t post a photo of you at 22. Online dating isn’t for your #TBT. If you want to relive your college days, go to a football game. Accept that your hairline isn’t what it used to be, and move on. If you’re not confident enough to like how you look now, how can you expect anyone else to?”, adds Christine Erickson.
Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, says: “There are some essential things that will help you to avoid the most common pitfalls, just keep them in mind when you get started to create your online dating profile. We can admit a huge increase in the pool of potential dates. Stay honest with people, don’t try to pretend who you are not and you will find your perfect match.”
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