Best tips on How to write an awesome online dating profile

You’ve come this far in creating an online dating profile. Whether you are on an app like Coffee Meets Bagel or websites like eHarmony, you want to stand out. Below are three ways you can make yourself stand out to increase your matches and increase the compatibility.

  1. Give the best snapshots of yourself – Don’t go off on a ramble about yourself. Be concise. What do you want to showcase about yourself? What are you good at? Cooking the best rib roast in the world? Snowboarding like Shaun White? Invest sometime to think about your strengths and assets, also make use of good verbs and adjectives in your profile. I guarantee you that it will be the time well spent.
  2. Be honest – when you tell your story, you want to highlight your best, and you also want your profile to be attractive to others. Keep in mind though, whatever you write down has to be candid and represents your true self. You want your potential partner to see the real you, instead of someone you pretend to be. It is going to be beneficial for you and your date (or your potential spouse). I recall a person who hid the fact that they were divorced and had a child. Nothing good will come out of this lie especially if your match has no issues with it.
  3. Take some decent profile pictures (3 minimum). You don’t have to pay $300 for a professional portfolio picture. Yes, it can be selfies from your iPhone, or ask a friend to take some nice pictures of you. This is the best time to showcase yourself, so you want to make sure the picture represents you. Puts on your favorite outfit and your pleasant smile. Lighting is very important! Good lighting and great smile will make you look like million bucks. No blurry and lousy pictures. And please puts some recently taken pictures there, not old pictures from 10 years ago.

With some efforts and a touch of authenticity, you can create an amazing online dating profile that attracts to the one that you want. Don’t worry about it being perfect, you can always go back to revise and improve your profile. It is better to get it started than never.

Q: How can a woman tell if he is a guy with GREAT qualities?

A: I have a few female readers who asked me: ‘I have been dating this guy for a while. He seems funny and smart. But how do you know if this guy is authentic and he is not just bluffing around?

This is a good question, but also a tricky one to address.

First, you can view it from a practical standpoint. There is this guy who is career driven, financially stable and with high education. Usually men in this category have advantages to women, as they are socially recognized as ‘successful men’.

Also, you can get a sense from his style of communication. What type of languages does he use? When he talks to other people, does he show manner and respect?  Pay attention to how he treats other women – whether it is his colleagues, his mother, sister, or the saleswomen in the mall. It will give you some hints how he will treat his future wife.

Lastly, you can try finding out his knowledge in different aspects of life.  Does he possess a wealth of knowledge in many areas? Women often find men attractive if he is smart and funny, as we are fascinated about the stories behind him. It also provides us a sense of security if he can provide answers in various situations.

One thing to watch out though – There are many men who are extremely successful in career, good-looking and they know a lot in politics, money, arts, etc. If a man does not show manner or respect to others, he is not a great guy in my opinion.

Look for someone who is hardworking, well mannered, and willing to show care to others.  Wish you luck!

2016 Online Dating Site Ranking & Reviews

Welcome to 2016 online dating ranking site and reviews! This is the 6th year we have conducted this ranking. The ranking is solely based on the popularity of our visitors and our bloggers and is not based on scientific or sample size survey. We go through a series of evaluation in to determine its ranking and explanations are provided below.

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eharmony eHarmony again proves to be the most popular online dating site from our data. More users clicked through to eHarmony than any other dating sites featured on our ranking. eHarmony benefit from it’s brand, commercials, and is a staple when referring to eHarmony to online dating. It still boasts of having the most people who are single wanting long term relationships. Click here for current eHarmony coupon codes!
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match
Match.com is still goingstrong after a few setbacks from negative press. With that said, Match.com is up there with eHarmony in terms of associating itself with online dating sites. It boasts of a large user base and one of the best sites to sign up and log right in to search for members instead of having to spend hours upon hours of filling out lengthy questionnaires.
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tinderlogo
Tinder is the hottest dating app on the market boasting up to 9 BILLION matches! Each member uploads a picture and you swipe left when you are not interested and swipe right when you are interested. Only when there is mutual interest will you be able to have a conversation with each other.
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datingdirect
Datingdirect.com was one of the leading online dating site in the UK when it was purchased by meetic group which also owns match.com. It has a large europeon user base and a friendly interface along with its own app.
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matchmaker.com has a wide range of match making sites under it’s banner. It boasts of millions of profiles and even have their own app on iOS and Android.

Online Dating – Tinder App Review

tinder reviewThere are numerous online dating apps for iOS and Android OS. One of the most popular one is Tinder. The idea of Tinder is based on ‘Hot or Not’ websites that was extremely popular a few years ago. You are shown a number of pictures within the radius which you designate, and you can click an ‘X’ to cross out or ‘Heart’ to “like”. What is unique about Tinder is that it uses your location based data to find people around you. During registration, they also require you to register using your Facebook account. If you overshare on Facebook, this may not be the best dating app for you unless you are comfortable. Once you register, you are matched with people according to location and if there is mutual interest with the people that you “Like”. You can only then begin communicating with each other.

The integration to Facebook is important. Tinder will take profile pictures, review interests, mutual friends, and basic information to match potential candidates. It was first launched at a USC party and have since exploded to 24 different languages.

Tinder has a blocking feature but be careful, once you block someone, you can no longer unblock them.

Have you tried Tinder? Let us know what you think.

 

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Married in France? Don’t use online dating sites!

An interesting article came out of the UK DailyMail.com. A judge in France ruled that a married women may be considered cheating on her spouse by using online dating site! A judge ruled and granted divorce for the husband because the wife flirted on online dating sites and sent explicit photos of herself despite not meeting any of them.

The online dating site she used was based in Belgium called Netlog. She defendant indicated that she only made this contact with these men due to the fact that she was going through depression.

Along with this case, the DailyMail also had these stats:

  • Through a survey conducted in April 2014, 1/5 of all people 18-35 years of age have secretly used a dating website while in a relationship
  • 21% of the same age have used the dating app without their partners knowledge
  • Up to 58% indicated that they have used a dating app
  • 14% acknowledged using it right now despite being in a relationship
  • Top dating apps? 1) Plenty of Fish (43%), 2) Tinder (37%), 3) Match.com (29%).

 

Using online dating websites is grounds for divorce, rules French judge | Mail Online.