Online Dating -- Profiles. The do's and don'ts when making a bio!

Online dating sites are becoming one of the most popular ways to meet people and even possibly find your future spouse. If you have had difficulty meeting someone in your local area you may consider switching to online dating sites. While these sites are a great way to meet people, you have to do it the right way.

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The main part of any dating site is making your biography. Your bio and profile is your chance to showcase yourself and make yourself sound as amazing as possible. This is the first thing that people will read and see when they think about talking to you. While many people may think they know exactly how to make a profile there are certain things that you should avoid and other things that are important to do. Here are the most important do’s and don’t of making a profile.

Do’s

1) Simplicity is Key

One of the best ways to showcase yourself, but to also pique someone’s curiosity is to keep your profile simple. Giving people small glimpses into your personality and your hobbies can get them interested in talking to you more about them. If you give too much detail they will already assume they know everything about you and they will move onto the next profile. You want people to ask you for more information about yourself so keeping it simple is ideal.

2) Use Short Paragraphs

If you are going to write a biography about yourself, which is highly recommended, you should use simple sentences and short paragraphs. When paragraphs are short it encourages people to keep reading. Each paragraph should be a maximum of about three sentences.

3) List Your Career

One of the most important things that you should always include in your profile is your career. Your career could make or break a potential relationship. Listing your career on your profile helps ensure that you are not wasting your time and you are only chatting with people who would be compatible with you.

4) Hobbies

It is always important to list all of your hobbies. People want to chat and date people that have similar interests and hobbies as them. If you do not list your hobbies people will be less inclined to start a conversation with you because they will not know what to talk about. If two people share common hobbies it is usually a great ice breaker.

Don’t

1) Use Bullet Points

While bullet points may seem like the most efficient way to list and describe your personality, hobbies, interests, and dislikes, this is not the way to go. You should avoid using bullet points on your profile because it can make you seem unfriendly.

2) Not Finish Your Profile

One of the key things that all people on dating sites need to do is finish their profile. If you have an unfinished profile people may be less likely to start talking to you. If your profile is unfinished it could send the signal that you are uninterested in dating, not committed, or even lazy. Finishing your profile shows that you take care of the things that you start and you are a determined and committed person in all areas of your life.

3) Avoid Showing Your Face In Your Picture

Many people think it looks cooler to show themselves standing on top of a mountain or hanging out with a group of friends in their profile picture. While these do make great pictures, they do not make great profile pictures for a dating site. If you are looking to get the best profile picture it is crucial that you show your face in the picture. People want to know exactly who they are talking to. Showing yourself in your profile picture is essential if you hope to find a future spouse or even a date. Some tips for making the best profile picture include using great lighting, having an engaging background and keeping the picture of just yourself.

If you are new to online dating or have been using it for a while with no luck, you should highly consider these tips for the things to do and not do on your profile.

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