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.
Thousands of couples have gone on to live happily ever after thanks to the online dating services out there but thousands more have been given the boot at the very first date.
So rather than Amanda_73, you might choose Amanda Loves Cakes.
It’s descriptive, easy to remember and will give them something to talk about in their opening email if need be.
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!