Sprucing up your dating profiles with better photos and shorter bios with upbeat key words and deleting bad selfies can help boost your chances of finding a prospective suitor online, experts say.And now is the peak time to meet that special someone. The dating site reports 50 million messages sent and 1 million dates occurring during this time.Online dating sites are at their busiest between Dec. If online dating feels like a second job, it’s because there is serious work involved in maintaining your image as approachable, easy going and fun — and you have to have a lot of patience, dating coach Bela Gandhi tells Moneyish.“People think that dating is like Amazon Prime, [but] you’re not going to find someone in two days,” she says. Even if you’ve got a banging body, leave something to the imagination and put your clothes on.” Gandhi says selfies turn people off because they can come across as narcissistic, and the use of clever angles can misrepresent what you really look like. Swap out your photos The photo of you at college graduation six years ago needs to come down.“You have to stay active and committed.” Match is predicting that Sunday, January 7 will be online dating’s busiest day of the year, particularly beginning at around 9 p.m. Delete selfies If you want to be taken seriously, it’s time to realize that low-res mirror pics, sports bra photos at the gym and selfies in cars are not cute. Gandhi suggests having four or five solid photos of yourself in different outfits and places that have been taken in the past six months.EST when the dating site expects to see a 42% spike in new singles coming to the platform to find a potential suitor. Avoid head shots and get a full body photo, otherwise a prospective suitor will think you’re hiding something.Photos with other people in them can be confusing to others who might not know which person you are so replace them for a solo shot of yourself.“No sunglasses, no not looking at the camera, no kids, no pets, no friends and no pics of the food you ate,” says Gandhi. You don’t have to lay across a piano, they’re looking for someone who looks happy and trustworthy, the rest will come out in person.” So that means don’t Photoshop or use filters on photos, your date will know you cheated when you meet in real life.
With dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Okcupid it’s exhausting to monitor more than just two and nearly impossible to carry on authentic conversations. Use keywords in your profile Having positive and optimistic key words in a profile is attractive, says Gandhi — so try to incorporate words like “fun,” “sweet,” and “thoughtful.” Never include things you do not want in a partner because it will shed light on the negative, and avoid words that might be interpreted as overtly sexual like “cuddling,” says Gandhi.That means using too many dating sites can mean you’re less likely to meet someone you actually want to have a relationship with. You should also avoid words like “independent,” Gandhi says.“A lot of the time when someone reads the word ‘independent’ they read ‘I don’t need a man,’ or ‘I don’t need a woman.’ I steer away clients from the word independent because it looks abrasive on paper. Stay active Gandhi says you must update your profile at least once a week by subbing in a new photo or changing up your bio to keep it fresh. These algorithms preference people that are active on their own profile and with other people. Give people something new to look at, don’t just wait like a honey pot,” she says. There’s a tone around it that’s never positive in writing,” she says. If there is a space on a dating profile to list your faith or political affiliation that’s fine to do, but don’t mention it in your bio. You're scrolling through your Facebook and Instagram feed and what do you see?Photo after photo of your friend's new boyfriend, your sister's kids and engagement statuses from those high school sweethearts you grew up with.You roll your eyes and move on but you might also catch yourself wondering why you're single, and when you're going to find your match. population consisted of single adults, which has increased from 48% in 2011.The good news is: there are a lot of single people in America. But how are your friends finding relationships beyond a Netflix subscription? As more people are becoming comfortable using online dating sites, it's quite possible your chances of finding your match are only a few clicks away. Here are 10 online dating statistics you should know: With so many dating websites and apps out there, it's now normal to use online dating to meet someone.There are 40 million Americans using online dating websites and those users range from young to old.Today, 27% of young adults report using online dating sites, which is up 10% from 2013, likely due to the influx of dating apps on smartphones.