AS THE new year hits many of us decide it’s time to put ourselves back out there on the dating sites.
If you’re planning a return, or even first flourish, on the apps, there is some pro advice you need to guarantee that you’ll get attention.
Stuck for what to put on your dating profile? Dating expert Frances Kelleher shares her tipsCredit: Getty
Dating expert Frances Keller shared her seven must-know tips for cleaning up with digital dating.
Less is more but blank space makes you look lazy
When it comes to what you write on your profile, Frances insists that you shouldn’t just harp on but equally leaving empty space is a no no.
She said: “With your bio you need to think quality not quantity. Think interesting not hum drum.
“Be honest. It’s the number one thing that people look for in a person. You do not leave anything blank; it makes you look lazy.”
Balance your bio
While people will want to get to know you from your comments online, the dating expert explained that you shouldn’t just focus on yourself.
She said: “Research shows that the magic formula in a profile is speak 70% about yourself and 30% about the other person.
“In the last 30% do not list all the things you want in a partner. Instead, focus on the type of person you are looking for and the values they possess. Foe example: ‘Looking for someone who values family and being active’ or ‘Looking for someone to climb mountains with’.”
Ditch the selfies
Great pictures are vital for a successful profile, and Frances explained that some photos are likely to put people off rather than draw them in.
She said: “Photos are 90% of the profile.
“Men are much more visual than us and therefore look at profiles differently. They are extremely focused on photos.
“A person makes up their mind about you in one 40th of a second so your pictures must be good.
“No selfies, no pouting, no sunglasses, no hats. Don’t hide your face, it makes you look dishonest.
“Smile, it will help you stand out and look trustworthy. Taking them in natural light is the most flattering. Use no filters, you are good enough as you are.
“If you have a pet pose with them as these pictures get more likes. They show you can love another being and that it loves you.”
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Full body pictures are a must
Frances also pointed out how vital it is to have a full length shot as one of the pictures you upload to your profile.
She explained: “Have one full length photo as they get 200% more messages.
“Wearing outdoor apparel gets you 20% more messages. The best photos are action pictures meaning you doing things like skiing, cooking, or cycling.
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