Last Updated: January 9, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Sarah Schewitz, PsyD. Sarah Schewitz, Psy. She received her Psy. She is the founder of Couples Learn, an online psychology practice helping couples and individuals improve and change their patterns in love and relationships.
How to Craft a Better Online Dating Profile
So without further ado, let's jump right in. After filling out the basic demographic questions age, sex, location on the dating site that you chose, the next question usually is, "What is your handle? A handle or username is the name other members of the dating site will use as your "name". On most dating sites, a handle cannot be used by two different members, thus making it a unique identifier. But not only does your handle need to be unique, it also needs to be personal, interesting and somehow indicative of who you are, without being off-putting, too long, or a challenge to pronounce. Although pronouncing your handle may seem counterintuitive, this is online dating after all it will come in handy once you start meeting people. Because some people use only their handles as a personal identifier for some time, many online daters will come to use your handle as your "name" and may even greet you by your handle upon meeting face to face.
Here are 15 ways to make your online dating profile stand out
I was feeling lonely back in my hometown because most of my friends had started romantic relationships while I was abroad. We both decided to download Tinder and see what happened. Without the app we may have never met and embarked on this wild, wonderful journey.
If you are looking for love online, a great profile is key. Of course you need compelling photos, but those who are looking for a real relationship will look beyond a pretty face to find out what you are about. It would be nice if everyone could give you the benefit of the doubt and magically see what a fascinating, unique, loving person you are, but that's not how online dating works.