So you’re new to the online dating game and you’re finding writing an effective dating profile is trickier than you expected.
You’re trying to master the art of displaying your confidence without showing off.
You want to indicate your fundamental personality traits while maintaining an air of mystery.
We've spoken to the experts to get their top tips on making your dating profile work for you. After all, it’s not always easy to big yourself up without sounding conceited or (even worse) desperate.
But did you know that one in three couples now find love online? In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways and finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away.
Looking better in the flesh is better than the reverse.
‘It’s been proven that the more photos you have on your profile, the more attention it will get,’ says Charly. Include at least a couple of clear head shots, where you’re not wearing sunglasses and you can clearly see your face.
‘Reading other peoples’ profiles might give you ideas for things to include in your own one.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.