It means combing your hair or putting on a nice shirt before you take a picture.
The most daunting part about online dating (aside from, you know, talking to new people) is putting together a profile—yet it’s the one of the most important.
This awkward personal resume is the first thing people see, and can mean the difference between a date and an unreturned message.
Here’s how to craft a profile that will help you stand out without feeling awkward. No matter what service you use (or if you’re meeting people online) you’re still working towards the same goal: meeting someone you find attractive.
While you’re making your own profile, try to keep in mind that there’s a real person behind theirs. That means that the best thing you can do for yourself is Then show it.
You don’t necessarily want to brag, but if you struggle with expressing yourself confidently (like in a job interview), this is perfect practice.
None of these areas are absolutely required, but they should help give you something to start writing about.
Remember, the important thing here is to put your best foot forward.
This is the part that trips up a lot of people because putting yourself on a dating site can feel inherently vulnerable.
It feels a bit unnatural to list every positive aspect of yourself, and if you have any insecurities (which everyone does), it’s easy for them to show up in your profile.