"It's your first impression and your last impression," Davis says.
"Too often, I see people ending on negative notes, or starting with something that just could be a sentence from anyone's profile." 11.
Use Clear, Current Photos Next up is selecting between four and six pictures.
"A dating site is only as good as the matches on it for you," says Davis.
What's right for the Brooklyn hipster might not be right for the Manhattan corporate type (think if you're the former, if you're the latter).
Whatever your taste, it's worth researching which site is right for you -- so worth it that Davis is launching a site in July, e Flirt Engine.com, that will help you choose. Create A Unique User Name It should be different from any you use in other parts of your life (i.e. It's worth having some privacy as you're getting to know someone. If you need a second opinion, she advises asking a friend -- but be aware that the friend isn't your target audience. Organize Your Profile Appropriately Don't put information about your career or the last book you read in a paragraph describing yourself if there are places for that information built into the profile. Avoid Online Dating Cliches While we're on the subject of enjoying fine wine, loving to laugh and wanting more than anything to travel the world -- don't even think about putting any of these overused lines in your profile. Joking that if things work out, you're willing to lie to people about where you met.
Davis says you want to make your profile skim-friendly; having it organized as the site intends facilitates this practice. Choose Your Pronouns Carefully If you're describing your ideal mate, do not refer to him as "you." "It comes off a little disingenuous because they get that you're talking to so many different people at the same time," says Davis. According to Davis, that particular line is a great way to communicate that you're not so confident about the experience you're about to have.
Avoid pictures where someone has to pick you out of a crowd, too, or squint to see you, and be sure to choose a very clear shot of your face for your main picture: it needs to be eye-catching even when scaled down to thumbnail size. Don't Repeat What You Don't Need To Information you've already provided in a basic questionnaire - such as the fact that you're divorced or have kids - is already visible to others.