Up next in How to be Successful at Online Dating (7 videos)
Everyone's doing it, but not everyone is getting lucky. Learn how to ace internet dating with the advice in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Time to think
- A little creativity
- A good picture of yourself
Choose a username that references a film, song, or movie star. One survey found that they get the most hits. The biggest turnoff? Usernames that brag about body parts.
Use clever headline
Come up with a clever headline. 'Real Life Romeo Ready to Woo-Woo His Juliet' is more eye-catching than 'Relationship Wanted.'
Carefully choose which hobbies to include in your profile—and which to leave out.
List desirable professions
If you’re a guy and a doctor, lawyer, soldier, or firefighter, say so—women find those professions very 'desirable.'
Fudge a little
Fudge a little. Men who admit they’re just looking for a casual relationship get far fewer responses, while women who claim the same thing actually get more. We’re just saying.
Describe body if nice
If can get away with it, describe yourself as 'chiseled' or 'toned'—research shows you’ll get more responses than if you use the words 'stocky' or 'voluptuous.'
State salary if large
Guys, if you make a lot of money, say so. It can make up for a lot of shortcomings, if you catch our drift.
Be creative with likes & dislikes
Be specific and creative about your likes and dislikes. Who doesn’t love traveling and going to restaurants?
Choose a flattering photo
Last but not least, choose a flattering photo of yourself to accompany your profile. But make sure it’s current; dated photographs are dishonest, and dishonesty is an automatic turnoff.