Hints online dating profiles

Here are a few examples of unique online dating profiles.

If you wish to understand the concepts behind these examples, please read our tips for writing your online profile.

If you’re reading this and are single, you probably already have a dating profile on at least one online dating site. Yes, I know how amazing it would be to simply meet a guy or gal in person, in a relaxed setting, and have everything effortlessly fall into place from there.

It happens quite often in movies, sometimes in real life, and it might have even once happened to you, but let’s face reality together for a second. – Are the senior citizens in your photo your grandparents or your buddies?

DO Use a photo Profiles with pictures receive 16 times more responses than those without. Women who look directly into the camera for their profile picture receive far more responses than women who look away. We don't know why - could it be women prefer a more brooding, distracted man?

The most successful photos are taken in daylight, using an SLR camera (not a smartphone), and show just one person, not a group. Include a photo of you engaged in an interesting activity Like playing an instrument, a sport, or in an unusual location.

Smiley face emojis work unexpectedly well online - indeed, according to Match's latest survey, people who use emojis end up having more sex.

But make sure you use the ones with a nose :-) , rather than those without :) Here, Kate Taylor, Match.com's relationship expert, explains her failsafe tips for meeting that special someone online.

That means that if you do, you’ll have an advantage over the rest of the online dating hordes.

A recent study showed that words such as "skiing", "yoga" and "the ocean" help men get dates; "sweet", "running" and "dance" help women get dates online.

"Electronics", bizarrely, works well for both sexes.

I know, that’s a bold statement and I’ve got no concrete facts or statistics to back it up.

Nevertheless, from my years of experience as a dater, matchmaker, and dating coach, I believe it to be accurate. Of the ones that aren’t so bad, most aren’t good either. It’s no wonder that there are so many disillusioned and frustrated online daters out there complaining about how they never get contacted or responded to or how they can’t find anyone worth contacting.