One of the most fantastic things about the variety of dating apps in the world today is that it makes the process of meeting someone easier than ever. You never know; the person you’re meant to spend the rest of your life with could be waiting for you on one of the apps for serious relationships. It’s no surprise that all sorts of people are taking to apps to get to know others before turning those chats and conversations into genuine relationships.
Part of the process of using dating apps is creating a profile for them. While this is a simple process, there are ways to do it right and other ways that do it terribly wrong. If you end up creating a profile that doesn’t have enough information, the right photos, or something interesting that draws people in, getting matches can be tough. But don’t worry. With the help of a few tips, you can make sure your dating app profile stands out in the best possible way.
If you’re on a dating app to find a serious relationship, you have to be honest about who you are. Relationships are built on trust and common ground. Sometimes, people can have trouble being fully open and honest on apps since you have no idea who is viewing your profile. Others have heard that they should word their profiles in certain ways and fall into the trap of doing that, rather than being genuine about who they are. Make sure you avoid doing either of these things.
When someone looks at your profile, you want them to get a real sense of who you are and what you are about. Typing out a profile that doesn’t get to the heart of who you are as a person can backfire. You might not attract someone who would otherwise be a great match for you and the kind of person you are. On the other hand, you might draw in people looking for someone different than you. Neither of those situations is likely to end in a love match.
Before you start creating a dating app profile, engaging in self-reflection is an excellent idea. What do you want in a partner? Do you have deal-breakers that you want to avoid in a new romantic interest? Both of those things are important and they should be laid out on your profile. That doesn’t mean you need a huge list of things you hope to find and prefer not to have in a new significant other. However, the big things that are incredibly important to you should be mentioned.
Instead of having a list of a dozen non-negotiables, work to craft those things into the biography for your profile. Talk about your hobbies, things you care about, and values that are important to you. You get to share parts of yourself that you hope a new partner shares but without sounding as if you’re being way too picky about the kind of match you want to find.
This tip to creating the perfect dating app profile goes with the one we just talked about. There’s nothing wrong with including information about your hobbies, job, pets, or other things in life on your profile. Those things can make you come to life and let others find shared interests the two of you hold. However, you want to be sure that your personal values stand out. These are the things that are going to make you close with someone and ensure you can create a happy life together.
What’s important to you? What kind of things do you use to make decisions in life? How do you live your life? Sure, explaining all of this in-depth on a dating app profile might be a lot, but you can add touches to your bio that answer some of these questions. It’s better to give too much information about your values than too little. It gives other people looking for a romantic relationship the chance to decide if you could be compatible with them.
Appearance isn’t everything but people do like to know who they are going to be speaking with on an app. That means you have to include a few photos. But beyond having photos in general, they should be great photos. First impressions matter so be sure the photos you post are centered, clear, and offer a good idea of who you are. The photos should be varied and include both close-up face photos as well as full-body photos.
The truth is that if your photos aren’t particularly good, people will pass by your profile. This applies even if everything else about your profile is exceptional. It can be a good idea to place as many photos as an app allows since it lets you show off different aspects of yourself. Rather than having a set of selfies, upload photos of you in different situations doing various things.
In many cases, friends can be brutally honest, which is a perk when it comes to critiquing your dating app profile. Honesty is something that can ramp up how appealing your profile is. If you have a trusted friend or two, let them look over your profile. These people can let you know what’s working well and what needs to be tweaked. They can tell you if a photo is unappealing or you could word a sentence differently. Having input from other people can help you create a perfect profile that draws the eyes of someone who could be your soulmate.
When you take all these things together and incorporate them into your profile, you’ll have much better luck finding the person of your dreams. Remember that if you want a serious relationship, you need to be proactive. Put your time and passion into your profile and people will notice that. Good luck, now get out there and find your person!
Hi, I’m Raghed!
Founder and lead relationship coach at HeartAppeal.
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