It pays to think carefully about your profile when you sign up. Here are our four tips for making sure the man or woman of your dreams doesn't overlook you!
Online dating has created a brave new world for single women in search of love. Indeed, the functionality of the web gives singles the ability to look for a partner using preferences (and to screen those who don’t fit the bill) – which means that there is a very good chance of finding someone truly compatible online.
Little wonder then, that more and more Canadians are turning to the internet to find someone. In fact, nearly a quarter of Canadian singles were dating online at last count,1 a number that only looks set to increase.2 In other words, it makes sense to look for love on the web. To help our female members do just that, we created some online dating tips for women; guidelines to help make the most of the EliteSingles adventure (and, who knows, maybe the men can pick up a tip or two as well!)
5 of the best online dating tips for women
1. Make that profile count.
You are fabulous. Funny, smart, educated, successful – but how can any potential dates know all that unless you are prepared to put yourself out there? A perfected profile might not be the easiest thing in the world to write but it is worth doing. It shows the world who you are and what you can offer. It may seem crude to think of dating in marketing terms, but there’s a simile here: your profile should be a bit like a window display. You are showcasing the best of yourself in order to pique the interest of someone equally wonderful.
Give it a go: Only half of Canadian singles would open a profile with no pictures – so be sure to complete your display with some great photos!3
2. Authenticity goes a long way
One of the ways you can get the most success from your ‘window display’ is to be authentic in your online interactions. While some statistics seem to suggest that following a formula is the best to way to ramp up interest,3 this doesn’t really tell the whole story. Yes, taking photos a certain way or writing a certain type of profile may result in more messages, but if this projected persona doesn’t match the authentic you then the messages you receive won’t match either. Being honest in your interactions – answering the personality test carefully and using current photos – means that those who do get in touch will be interested in the real you. When it comes to messages from matches, quantity might be one thing, but quality is so much more rewarding.
Give it a go: The EliteSingles personality test is the foundation of our success. Learn more about taking it here.
If you have any questions or comments about online dating please feel free to write them below or email us at [email protected]
1 Katie Englehart for Mcleans, 2013. Online dating and the search for true love — or loves. Found at http://www.macleans.ca/society/life/true-loves/
2 Paul Sawyers for Next Web, 2012. Online dating spend grows by 60% on last year and the industry can only get bigger. Found at http://thenextweb.com/insider/2012/02/11/online-dating-spend-grows-by-60-on-last-year-and-the-industry-can-only-get-bigger/
3 EliteSingles ‘Dating Profile’members survey, 2014.
4 Caitlin Roper for Wired, 2014. How to Create the Perfect Online Dating Profile, in 25 Infographics. Found at http://www.wired.com/2014/02/how-to-create-good-online-dating-profile/
5 Amy Webb for The Guardian, 2014. Online dating: 10 rules to help find the ideal partner.
6 Seth Myers, Psy.D for Psychology Today, 2011. Secret Tips: What Makes Someone Sexy & Have Sex Appeal
7 As above
8 EliteSingles ‘Dating Profile’members survey, 2014.