That’s a great question because, after all, you want to make a great first impression with your profile. There are a couple of things to consider to help you create a profile that will get noticed:
- Complete your profile — One of the most important things you can do to make your profile stand out — is fill in your profile! The more information you can provide about yourself will not only help us find you great matches, but give others a better picture of who you are and why you might be a great match.
Write a paragraph or two about yourself that describes who you are and what you're looking for. Don't fall back on clichés to describe yourself. Instead, be honest and sincere, though you can also include lots of wit and humor if that's your style!
A good rule of thumb is to keep your profile to about 100 to 150 words. That's long enough to provide some flavor and detail about yourself, but without overdoing it or leaving people feeling they know everything there is to know about you.
- Don't put it off— We know you are anxious to get on the site and start exploring, but the sooner you finish your own profile, the sooner you will begin receiving quality matches.
- Be unique, be thoughtful, and be yourself — Sure we’re saying you need to get your profile done fast, but you also want to make sure it’s done right. Consider your answers carefully so you give others the best possible look at who you are and what makes you unique!
Include details about your hobbies, interests and goals to create a more interesting and well-rounded picture of yourself online. If you get stuck, ask a friend how they would describe you and why they think you're interesting.
- Include a variety of photos — Trust us, profiles with photos get a lot more clicks than ones without photos. Plus, you can upload up to 6 photos so use those photos to tell a story about yourself and show off different sides of who you are.
- "Spotlight" your profile — Make your profile stand out even more. You can purchase this premium feature with or without a paid subscription.
- Become a Premium subscriber — With this upgrade to your paid subscription your profile will have the Messaging+ badge that will set you apart from other members and give you the ability to communicate with both paid and unpaid members.