With Valentine Day approaching soon on the 14th of Feb, Cupid is in the air especially for those who are on the lookout for a partner. In an increasingly media savvy world, an increasing number of people are going online to look for their partner for themselves or even friends and family members.
So if you are on the lookout for romance and have not hitched onto the online bandwagon as of yet, it is time to find a date now online. With online dating sites, you can be sure of finding that dream partner or soul mate, whichever you prefer online.
Online dating can be very successful if you go about it in a planned manner. It is something that needs careful deliberation so as leave a lasting impression on those who view your profile. Remember on many an occasion ‘the first impression can be the last’ so create your profile with forethought and care.
Some of the things to bear in mind when creating a profile on a dating website are as follows:
Be very selective about your username: You will be surprised to learn that the username you plan to choose is one of the most important decisions when creating a dating profile. As a norm women prefer to opt for names that sound intellectual and also are alluringly feminine. Men on the other hand like to choose names that sound have a sense of toughness or machismo (if you like). And both are very receptive to names that sound fun and playful! Steer clear of any username that might have a dark or negative connotation. It is the first thing that users will see online so choose the best!
Choose the right alphabet: As per research, it has been observed that usernames that begin with the top half of the alphabet tend to be score better than those from the remaining half. While this may seem weird, it may be because as humans we tend to attribute more value to those at the top of a list.
Strike the right balance: When creating your profile there needs to be an adequate balance between the personal and physical. Those profiles, which have proven to be successful get the balance right i.e. the physical portion is about 30 percent and the personal info about 70 percent.
Keep it truthful: You need, to be honest about yourself while doing it in a humorous sort of way. Contrary to what some may think in this stain age “Honesty is still the best policy.” So keep your profile as close to the truth as possible and keep it succinct. Nobody wants to read a thesis!
Keep it modest: At all times make sure that the content remains small or unpretentious at all times. Most people are turned off by self-aggrandisement or bombastic language, in the virtual world as in reality. Steer clear of using highfalutin language if you want to attract visitors to your site.
Use photos: It is said that a picture can speak a thousand words! Well if you want to attract a partner, post your pictures that have you smiling (alone) as well as among a group of friends. The benefit of having group photos is that it would subtly convey the message that you are a fun loving person who others enjoy being with.
After creating your online profile ensure that you keep your responses short and to the point at all times (at least in the initial stages). And personalize the greeting always! Whatever you choose to do, be your yourself at all times and strive to make the best impression, without overdoing it!