Make an effort with your photo A lot of dating professionals are time-poor and so are unlikely to spend ages scrolling through pages of photos, so one thing you can do to help yourself is to have a fantastic profile photo that stands out from the crowd.Having a good-quality, smiling headshot will work, and if possible, try and include some colour in the shot – either wear something bright or stand in front of or near a colourful background. Red is a great colour to wear, especially for women aiming to attract men to their profile.
If you’re into photography, have your camera in your hand.If you’re into music, wear some headphones round your neck.Saskia Nelson is the talent behind the multi award-winning and internationally acclaimed dating profile service Hey Saturday.She puts her extensive online dating experiences to good use by sharing her experiences and wisdom on her blog. The most important things to remember are: Don’t say, “I’m funnier than Joan Rivers on a bad day” – try just being funny in what you say or how you say it.
Telling a quick story about yourself is a great way of doing this, and again, it will give people lots of clues about your lifestyle.
Men should avoid including “going out with friends” as a hobby (although women can safely include this), while women need to avoid the words “making a difference”, as it puts men off.
Choose the right dating site You’re reading this on Guardian Soulmates’ blog, so I’m guessing it’s safe for me to assume you’ve signed up to the right dating site to attract professionals!
If you’re pictured with a pile of washing behind you on the bed, your lifestyle suddenly doesn’t look so appealing.
If possible, include things in the photo that will help you tell a story about who you are.
Make your username: ● Clear ● Easy to remember ● Appealing to the people you want to attract ● Positive ● Funny, creative or silly, if possible Avoid names which include numbers or text talk (like Just Where UWant Me or Lets B2gether).