SugarSugar.com offers great tips to make your online profile stand out!
A large chunck of your day may be spent on social networking sites and if you’re single and looking for love, why not turn that into a great and unique way to meet someone. With more than 20 million people logging-on for love each month, it can be nearly impossible to stand out among the competition.
The adage, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” has never been truer. Your profile photo is undoubtedly the first thing users see, and if it doesn’t grab their attention, you could miss out on a good thing. Your photo should be flattering, interesting and most importantly – it should be you – not an airbrushed, photoshopped you. Don’t be deceptive. Also, don’t take a cell phone pic in the mirror of the bathroom, it’s gross and looks like you have no friends.
Although you should take your time and put much thought into your profile, you don’t want to give the reader too much information. Going too in-depth about body image, favorite pet, how you like your eggs, and how loudly you sing in the car may be a bit alarming for some readers. Instead, take the time highlight specific aspects of your personality and share your sense of humor and true passions – not your cup size.
If your profile only contains one photo, users will assume that you don’t like how you look, or that you don’t look as good as your profile photo. However, when uploading additional photos, PLEASE leave some things to the imagination. Upload images that show your personality, creativity and style, not just your abs. And don’t upload photos of yourself partying with friends who are hotter than you. It’s distracting.
Just as it always has, caps lock can look like a sign of ignorance, anger and disrespect. If you’ve grabbed someone’s interest, they will read on for details, SO STOP YELLING!
Viewing your profile should be a positive experience, so stay away from negativity. Saying things such as “I hate it when…” or “I don’t like…” will suggest that you are unenthusiastic and pessimistic. Instead, focus on the things you are fond of and let users determine whether or not they will be a good fit.