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Perfect the ProfileA well-written dating profile can take several tries to get right, but don't get discouraged. Just as you'd like to give someone a good first impression by dressing well and acting polite, a good profile should do the same.
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Choose Photos WiselyBe selective with your photos and use images that are clear. Remember to smile, don't show too much skin, and ditch the sunglasses.
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Don't Forget to UpdateOne of the most common pitfalls of online dating is out-of-date profiles, and especially out of date pictures. Update your profile periodically to reflect life changes, or your new haircut.
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Reach OutYou may have a great profile, but it's important to be proactive and send messages to the people you're interested in. Reach out to multiple people if you feel comfortable, to cast a wider net.
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Keep It ShortYour profile doesn't have to be a novel; remember that you should be painting in broad strokes. That can also be said for the first message you send to someone.
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SpellcheckAn easy way to get someone to judge you unfairly is having a profile or message riddled with errors. Mistakes can signal that you don't care about what you're doing, so be sure to proofread everything before you hit send.
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Keep It LightBeing positive is key when it comes to online communication. You don't want to come off like a creep, so choose your words wisely.
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Don't Fall for a ProfileSo you've found the perfect profile and you think they might be your match, but you get hung up when they don't answer your message. Remember that it's just a profile and move on.