Online dating is so new that not many people know how to navigate this tricky world of digital romance. One of the best ways to help yourself is knowing what NOT to do. Here are the 5 biggest turn offs committed by men and women in the online dating world.
1. Bad photos
Out of focus shots, too many group photos, low quality images, bad lighting and the list goes on. You want your online dating pics to show off the best you but also the real you. Make sure you have clear, in focus photos with decent lighting.
When you first start browsing the profiles on a dating site, you might well feel spoiled for choice. There are so many singles in your area, in your age group, in your list of potential partners.
Look a little closer though and the picture becomes a little more blurry. After a while, everyone starts to look the same.
One dark, fuzzy picture looks just like another dark, fuzzy picture.
One vacation snap looks like another vacation snap.
And one person who likes to watch movies and listen to music, dress up and dress down, go out and stay in starts to sound like… well, everyone you’ve ever met.
Finding love online means not just reading a lot of profiles but reading between the lines of a lot of profiles.
As always, that starts with the picture. When you look at the photo, ask yourself how much effort went into uploading that image. A poor, unfocused picture might well mean that they’re not serious about finding someone — that they’re not prepared to make an effort to make a good impression.
What does that tell you about the sort of date you can expect with them?
Look too beyond the adjectives in the description, and focus instead on what the person actually likes to do in their spare time. Everyone says they’re passionate, loyal and fun-loving. But if you can discover what they’re passionate about, what loyalty actually means to them and what they find fun, you’ll have a great idea of what life with that person will actually be like.
It might take you an email or two to get that information but even if the profile doesn’t tell you everything you need to know, it can tell you what questions to ask to find out.
Successful online dating is all about standing out from the crowd with a profile that creates an impression, attracts looks and shows you care. At LookBetterOnline, we help online singles create profiles that get results. Order your package from just $197 here.