Love and ‘Appiness: How to create the perfect dating profile!

Online dating can be a daunting experience. There are thousands of profiles on the web and on dating apps, each with the same goal: finding love.

So, how can you can stand out from the crowd? Whatever your situation may be, and whatever you’re looking for, rest assured that with these helpful tips you’ll be giving yourself the best chance of finding that special someone.

First impressions count

Despite what you might hear, the best way to give your profile a boost is to include a number – and variety – of photos. So, yes, the five selfies you have standing in your bathroom mirror with the same top on have to go. Really. A picture says a thousand words, so you should use this space on your profile to showcase your hobbies, interests or anything that is special in your life.

 It’s all about you!

Granted, this tip might seem a bit obvious, but it’s crucial that your profile conveys who you really are. What details make you, you? You might not like them yourself, but a potential date might just love them! The biography on your profile lets other people understand you that little bit better and might even be a conversation starter! Embrace your uniqueness, there may be over 7 billion people on the planet, but there’s only one you.

Your bio could be make or break, so make sure you keep it relevant – save the deep and meaningful stuff for another time and keep it positive – let people know what you love, not what you hate! Above all, make sure it’s easy to read, well-structured and concise.

Be honest

Whether you’re tall, short or somewhere in between, it’s important to be upfront and honest. The last thing you want is for those little white lies to come back and haunt you! Online dating is full of people pretending to be something they’re not, so authenticity is key!

The truth is, there aren’t any hard and fast physical parameters that make someone an ideal partner. Whatever your shape or size, there’s going to be someone who finds you attractive.

As well as being honest about who you are, you should be honest about what you want. If you’re looking for a short-term relationship or just for somebody to walk the dogs with on a Saturday afternoon, you should mention it. By doing this you can filter out people who just aren’t going to be right for you and you’ll be one step closer to finding your ideal partner!