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Beware the dreaded ‘red eye’ effect when using a flash, too.
Bright, summery shots are the ones to aim for – they add warmth and a sense of happiness to your profile, and are far more attractive to look at.
Two hundred words or less should suffice – but make it punchy, easy to read and try to inject a little humour if you can.
Your biography is one of the first things a potential partner will read, so – as mentioned above – you have to grab their attention.
Gone are the days when finding a partner meant walking into a bar and dazzling a member of the opposite sex with your perfect smile and rapier wit, or spending months wooing your colleague across an office cubicle partition while building up the courage to ask them out on a date.
Nowadays technology plays a huge – and increasingly important – part in the process, meaning it can be fast, fun and incredibly simple to meet other people, with these meetings frequently leading to loving relationships.
It is very easy to think you are endearing yourself to others by being self-deprecating but never undersell yourself or write anything that could damage your chances (for example: ‘I’m bubbly and fun but could probably lose a few pounds lol’). We all know how awful it is to be stuck in a conversation with somebody who constantly talks about themselves.
Spellcheck is Your Friend – in today’s world of Twitter, Whats App and SMS texts, many people don’t place a lot of importance on spelling and grammar. It is a fact that many people will dismiss a profile completely if it is poorly written, no matter how attractive you look or what you have accomplished in life. I did this, I know all about that, I am so good at such and such…
One dodgy photo or a boring bio can often kill any interest stone dead. And how do you go about making yourself stand out from a – fast-growing – crowd?
Honesty – don’t pretend to be something you are not.
Tempting though it may be, exaggerating your personality type, successes, interests and career is never going to end well, especially if your first date leads to a relationship where, at some point down the line, you will be found out. You want somebody to fall for the real you, not a fake person who you dreamt up just to attract more interest on a dating website.
Basically bluring or masking features like eyes or distinctive tattoes is alowed but using a celebrity photo (like subbing in a shot of Clooney or a Kardashian) is a no-no, no matter how close you think the resemblance is.
Also, if you do use a photo, do make sure you don’t have your kids in it – that’s against Seeking Arrangement policies (and most dating sites).