If you haven't dipped your toe in the online dating pool yet, the prospect of diving in can be overwhelming.With hundreds of dating sites and hundreds of thousands of potential partners, even knowing where to begin is difficult.It has become socially accepted to find love online and nowadays one in three married couples have met online.
We’re here to help you bag love at first (web)site.Start by finding the dating site that's right for you and your budget.Then, do your research; think about what you are looking for, and find out how to attract that kind of person.To help you woo on the web, here we bring you relationship expert Alix Fox’s top tips on creating the perfect profile.Put our handy guide to use and you’ll be well on the way to some text-ual healing."When I was writing my book, I created many dating profiles.I was the cool girl, the funny girl, the sexy girl, the shy girl.“Spring for good photos that are high resolution and well lit,” says Gandhi. Pick only two dating platforms and stick with them Less is more when it comes to fishing for a match.With dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Okcupid it’s exhausting to monitor more than just two and nearly impossible to carry on authentic conversations. Use keywords in your profile Having positive and optimistic key words in a profile is attractive, says Gandhi — so try to incorporate words like “fun,” “sweet,” and “thoughtful.” Never include things you do not want in a partner because it will shed light on the negative, and avoid words that might be interpreted as overtly sexual like “cuddling,” says Gandhi.That means using too many dating sites can mean you’re less likely to meet someone you actually want to have a relationship with. You should also avoid words like “independent,” Gandhi says.“A lot of the time when someone reads the word ‘independent’ they read ‘I don’t need a man,’ or ‘I don’t need a woman.’ I steer away clients from the word independent because it looks abrasive on paper. Stay active Gandhi says you must update your profile at least once a week by subbing in a new photo or changing up your bio to keep it fresh. These algorithms preference people that are active on their own profile and with other people. Give people something new to look at, don’t just wait like a honey pot,” she says.