Do not pretend you’re a Fortune 500 CEO if you actually work in a call center.
Ideally, a dating website photo should indicate that you are friendly—so choose a picture where you wear your normal smile.
It’s also a good idea to have at least two photos, one of which is a full body shot.
Keep your descriptions of yourself and the type of person you’re looking for short and sweet.
Give enough information to give people an idea of who you are—but don’t go into long, boring detail.
Even if you didn’t win the genetic lottery, online dating gives you an opportunity to showcase your great personality.
Answer the dating site’s profile questions in a way which lets people see how interesting you are.
The no lying rule extends to photos as well—using a picture that shows you as you looked 10 years ago or 30 pounds ago may get you more initial online responses.
But it will only make your first in-person meeting with a potential date extremely awkward.
Most people old enough to date online have been hurt more than once. Avoid talking about how you’re the “nice guy who always gets put in the friend zone” or advertising that you’re looking for someone who “isn’t a liar like my last boyfriend.” We get it. Later on, if you find someone, you can play the couples’ game of “you show me yours and I’ll show you mine” if you want.