Lying doesn’t get you anywhere in the dating world. Talk in specifics to give a full flavour of who you are.
If you love travelling, say where your favourite place is and why.
Looking better in the flesh is better than the reverse.
‘You wouldn’t introduce yourself to someone in a bar with your entire life history, so don’t do it online,’ says match.com‘s Kate.
It’s become suspicious to never reveal a photo showing anything beyond the shoulders. The main reason first dates don’t turn into second dates is “unmet expectations”. So show yourself as you are – you’ll have lost nothing!
And your message box will be full of people who genuinely find you attractive. Remember: you are only as good-looking as your worst photo!
In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways and finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away.
So it only seems logical you would use the good old Internet for finding that special someone, too.
This post is an extract from our Online Dating course written by Kate Taylor, an online-dating industry expert, who has provided advice to online-daters for over nine years.In person, someone’s voice, laugh, charisma, and body language can all influence how much you fancy them.But most online dating sites reduce potential dates to just a static image. Let’s explore the most successful types of pictures, namely: headshots, interesting activities and body shots.There is no obligation to join; we are always happy for people to go away and think about it, ask us questions and then make a balanced decision as to whether we are the right company for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly by phone or email as follows: Telephone: 020 8994 3500 or for general enquiries email [email protected] 1 Born 1949 Height 5’ 8” divorcing with children Location Switzerland Interests: sports; tennis, skiing, climbing, walking, mountains, golf, gardening, gardens, theatre, eating out, cooking, entertaining, languages, books, bridge, history, travel, music, animals, travel My client: is a pleasant looking man, interesting, well spoken with a sensitive side to his nature, good sense of fun, financially secure, successful, good company Looking for: someone who will share some of his interests, skiing would be a bonus, but not essential.He does not like living alone Age: up to his own age Distance: flexible-happy to fly to the UK to meet Client 2 Born 1945 Height 5’ 9” divorced with children and grandchildren Location Buckinghamshire Interests: politics, current affairs, skiing, sailing, tennis, theatre, music, dancing; ballroom, Siroc, art galleries, bridge, spectator sports; rugby, tennis, countryside, mountains, sea, yacht My client: is kind, caring and warm hearted, although strong minded he is generous and sincere, bright and intelligent with a philosophical approach to life.Using the right photo is the easiest way to attract the right people. So spend 80% of your time on getting the photographs right and 20% on writing your profile.People are particularly fussy about looks when online dating.That said, the world of online dating can be daunting if you’ve never tried it before, so here are our top tips for making the most of your dating profile and spotting a great potential partner. Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself.Even if you do like “walking on the beach” or “drinking wine in front of a roaring fire” leave it out – everyone says that.Anything concrete like this brings you alive to anyone reading. Make the effort to renew your profile on a regular basis with relevant information about yourself.Many people find poor grammar and spelling a turn off, and the best of us can make mistakes, so be careful on this point.