Increasing Response on your dating profileOne of the most important things you can do when joining an online dating site is to spend some time thinking carefully about your online dating profile.

If you take the time to create a good profile you will increase your response rate dramatically, which will go a long way to helping you get more dates and hopefully meet the man or woman of your dreams!

Here are a few tips for increasing the response rate of your dating profile. This can help you if you are creating a profile for the first time, or if you simply want to spruce up a profile that is not getting you very many responses.

TIP #1Add your photo. This is a really obvious tip that most people probably already know, but I see so many profiles on dating sites that have no photo! Do you really expect people to contact you if you are not willing to display your photo? I don’t know about you, but I would probably think that somebody had something to hide if they weren’t showing their photo. I know personality is important, but looks are also important to people. especially for that initial chemistry. Make sure it is a good clear photo as well. If someone is not going to like you because of your looks it is far better that this happens during the profile browsing stage than when you are out on a date!

TIP #2Write an eye catching headline. A lot of people browse through dating sites super fast. They are in a rush and don’t want to spend a lot of time looking in detail and reading every profile they come across. Apart from looking at your photo, the first thing that many people will do it read the headline of your dating profile. This is your chance to attract their attention and get them to be interested enough to read on.

TIP #3Enlist a friend to help you out. If you are struggling to create a good profile ask one of your friends to help you out. Even better get a friend or colleague of the opposite sex to help you out! Ask them to read what you have written so far and give you their first impressions. Ask them to be honest and give you feedback.

TIP #4Upgrade to a paid membership. You will find that more people contact you if you take a paid membership with a dating site. Many online dating sites don’t even allow you to contact people yourself if you are a free member, so if you are serious about meeting someone online, consider a paid membership even if it is only for 2 or 3 months. It’s always good to join for free in the beginning, especially if you are not sure which dating site to join, but once you have decided, consider an upgrade.

TIP #5 -Be Positive. I know this can be hard for some people, especially if you are having “one of these days”, or if things are just not going well in your life just now, but being positive will attract a lot more people. Most people prefer a partner who is positive and upbeat, so even if you don’t feel like that, fake it! Not everyone feels happy all the time but a dating profile is one place that you should show your positivity and happiness!

TIP #6Consider posting multiple photos. Most dating sites allow you to post more than one photo on your profile and this can help people to get a better idea of what you look like. If you can post both a head shot and a full body shot. Again, don’t worry about putting people off – everyone has different tastes here and as I said earlier, it is better for someone to decide not to contact you because they don’t feel attracted to your profile than to face rejection in reality!

TIP #7Add some humour. A little bit of light hearted humour can go a long way in a dating profile. Showing that you have a sense of humour can help people to warm to you and make them more likely to get in touch. Don’t take yourself too seriously

If you are not sure which dating site to join take a look at my top #5 UK dating sites to get started. All these sites are free to take a look around.

If you complete as much of your profile as possible when you first join a dating site this can make a huge difference. Many dating sites will advertise the most recently joined members somewhere prominently on the site so if you can get your profile up and running fast this will also help to increase your response rate.

Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any more tips for increasing your profile response rate!

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