Sometimes searching through online dating sites can feel like a chore. And if you’re like me you end up getting hundreds of matches that you have to weed through because most of them aren’t even people that you would really want to date. You also have to deal with messages from people who clearly didn’t read your carefully constructed profile because they seem to have nothing in common with you. But online dating is the most popular way to meet people these days. So if you’re fed up with having to spend a lot of time combing through all your computer generated matches on dating sites here are some tips that will help you tweak your profile to get better quality matches. You may get fewer matches but the ones you get should be more likely candidates for dating.
Show Your Personality In Your Photos
Everyone knows the importance of having at least one full length photo in your profile so that any potential matches know what you look like. But you can also use your photos to show off your personality and make sure that the person who matches with you knows what you’re like before messaging you. A friend of mine dressed up in cosplay as her favorite TV show character in one of her photos. Another friend, who loves horror movies, did a horror makeover on herself and put a photo of herself in zombie makeup in her profile. People who aren’t into the same things that you are won’t message you when they see photos like that in your profile. And if someone does message you then you’ll know that they actually like the same things you do.
Be Clear About What You’re Looking For
There’s still a good chance that you’ll get messages from people that don’t read your profile entirely and don’t pay attention to the traits that you’re looking for in a partner. But if you are extremely specific about what you’re looking for and you list those attributes in your profile there’s a better chance that your list will weed out the people who send messages to anyone whose photo they like regardless of what that person’s profile says. And knowing exactly what you want will help narrow down the people that you want to actually meet from your matches.
Online dating sites use an algorithm to find matches for the users on their site. So using keywords that indicate qualities or other things that you are looking for in potential dates is a good way to narrow down the matches that you like. In order to get the best results when the site gives you potential matches be as specific as possible. Don’t just put in your profile that you like movies, for example. List specific movies or actors that you like, similar to what you would do on social media. Same thing for TV, music, and other interests. Be as specific as you can so that you will get matched with other people who use those specific names and titles.