As online dating continues to consolidate its position as one of the leading ways to find romance, making your profile stand out from thousands of others is more important than ever. It’s also more difficult than ever. Achieving such a goal isn’t easy without claiming that you are an heir to a throne or posting a picture of a catwalk model instead of yourself.
At Tfor2.com, one of the fastest growing new free UK dating sites, we’d rather you resorted to no such tactics. So here are a few tips to help you make your profile stand out.
Post a great photo
Arguably, a decent photo is the most important part of your dating profile. It’s the very first thing people will see, so you’ll do well to select it with some care. After all, first impressions count. Make sure, for example, that it’s clear and well lit so that your face can be seen. Dark shadowy pictures can come across as slightly sinister, and statistics show that they are more likely to be ignored than bright images. Talking of brightness, a smile usually goes down well, too. Also, try to stick to “portrait” type photo (head and shoulders) – and save pictures of you in a crowd, or of you against a scenic background, as general album shots.
Make the most of your screen name
After your picture, one of the first things people will take notice of is your screen name. This is your first opportunity to make a statement – perhaps only implied, but nonetheless a useful clue as to your personality – about the way your mind works. Many people just use a variation of their name (Kathryn_29) – which is OK, but (many would argue) also a lost opportunity. Calling yourself “Whimsical_girl” or “ClassAct” says much more about you than a simple statement of your birth name.
Most sites like Tfor2.com have a free-text section for describing yourself. Here, try not to simply list your interests, like an entry in Who’s Who – remember that the WAY you say something can be (and usually is) more revealing than WHAT you say. Describe yourself and your interests, by all means. Indeed, it’s important to do so. But do so in an imaginative way. Try and be expressive. Be original, if you can (not easy, true, but those who manage it, get much better response). Finally, try to AVOID the famous “I asked a friend to describe me…” approach. It’s not just overused, but slightly silly – what else would you expect a friend to say about you, if not nice things?
By making your profile the best it can be you will be able to make the most of all that Tfor2 has to offer: from its ever growing community of members, through to its fun competitions, virtual gifts and its soon-available forum section.
You’re certainly in the right place, so why not make the most of and try free dating UK?