Creating a Great Dating Profile on OurTime.com
Whether you are creating your first dating profile or updating your current one, one of the most important aspects begins with you. The right attitude and approach can separate a good profile from a great profile. Before you begin, think about how you want people to view you.
Personal Info - This is the easiest and one of the most important parts of the profile. The key is to be thorough and honest. If you are really 5'0 and not 5'6, say so. If you have kids or smoke occasionally, be honest. If you are really 41 years old and not 31, then say so. Who wants to start a relationship built on misrepresentations? Be yourself and the rest will follow.
Photo – In an online dating environment, photos are the lifeblood of the system. In real life, do you see people walking around with no faces? Of course not! So, your photo is your ID. It's the first thing people see before they start reading and digging in for all the juicy details.
- Take Solo Shots
- Take Face and Body Shots
- Use Quality Images
- Take a Variety of Pictures
- Update your Photos Regularly
- Dress Appropriately
Greeting – Don't think of it as a school essay. Think of it as fun. This is your chance to talk about things that aren't asked in Personal Info.
- What makes you different?
- What types of things do you like to do?
- What type of person are you looking for?
- What makes you different from everyone else?
Three more Greeting tips:
- Don't leave your greeting blank.
- Update your greeting regularly.
- Check your spelling and grammar.
Video/Audio – Lets face it. We live in a technologically advanced world where we express ourselves with more than text. Use this to your benefit and add more depth to your profile with a voice greeting. It is very quick and easy and only requires a telephone. Have a video camera? If not, video cams are very cheap and easy to install even for the technically challenged. Make a short clip talking about yourself and what you are looking for and watch the responses pour in.
Personality Test – Round out your profile with a quick and easy personality test. Our easy-to-use pull-down menus provide feedback quickly so that other members can learn more about you. Personality tests add depth to your profile and can be the difference between someone sending you a message or moving on to other options.
Message Ideas – How easy can it get? Wouldn't it be nice if this could be available offline? Message Ideas are your way of letting potential dates know how to approach you. It only takes seconds for you to help someone who's interested in you ask the right question.
Backgrounds and Icons – Who wants to view the same old profile? You don't have to be a computer programmer or graphic designer to add a little flavor to your profile on OurTime.com. We have done the work for you and provided dozens of options no matter what your interests are. Express yourself and stand out from the pack by showing your creative side
By Ron Worthy for OurTime.com
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