.topic_pill.topic_pill a.topic_pill:hover a.action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before.action_button:hover .count:before.submit_button.submit_button:active.submit_button:hover.submit_button:not(.fake_disabled):hover.submit_button:not(.fake_disabled):focus._type_serif_title_large.js-wf-loaded ._type_serif_title_large.amp-page [email protected] only screen and (min-device-width:320px) and (max-device-width:360px).u-margin-top--lg.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet.
The whole point of online dating is to find someone who you’re truly compatible with, which is why a good dating profile needs to illustrate the real you.
In fact, 80% of our respondents would disapprove if someone turned up to a date looking different from their profile, so tempting as it might be to use an old photo, it will not help you in the long run.
While it can be tempting to embellish a profile with a few well-meant white lies, you'll only be doing yourself a disservice.
If you opt for untruths, you don’t give anyone the chance to fall for the real you.
Pick a recent photo (taken in the last year), for a good dating profile.
Furthermore, the survey found that 66% wouldn’t even consider a relationship with someone who embellished themselves! Laurie Davis, author of Love @ First Click, emphasises the importance of being authentic and suggests an attractive dating profile is best achieved by avoiding generic statements and clichés, rather instead considering what makes you unique.Relationship coach, Sam Owen explains that, “We build up an idea of a person’s personality by looking at their photo, how they have posed, their facial expression, the clothes they are wearing and much more.If you provide people with those cues they feel they can make more of an informed decision as to whether or not to pursue you.” A full length head and shoulders profile picture and ideally an action shot are a great way to add variety to your profile.Turn offs differ around the world though; members in the UK found poor spelling to be the biggest put off and those in New Zealand found impoliteness to be their biggest problem.A whopping 52% of members surveyed said they wouldn’t even open a profile without photos.When considering the online dating game, the Irish concluded that the biggest turnoff is sexual innuendo with 24% of members surveyed agreeing it is the ultimate dating profile no-no.This was followed by negativity (21%), insufficient description (20%), spelling or grammatical errors (17%), narcissism (10%) and clichés (8%). Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. Selector .selector_results_container.form_buttons.form_buttons a.form_buttons input[type='submit'].form_buttons .submit_button.form_buttons .submit_button.form_buttons .action_button.hover_menu.hover_menu:before,.hover_menu:after.hover_menu.show_nub:before.hover_menu.show_nub:after.hover_menu.show_nub.white_bg:after.hover_menu .hover_menu_contents.hover_menu.white_bg .hover_menu_contents. You want to demonstrate your personality while maintaining an air of mystery.And where is the line between being flirty and attractive and being painfully forward?