Last September I clicked on my current boyfriend’s profile for the first time. He had sent me a short emotigram about our shared alma mater, and before I responded, I scrolled through his profile. His picture was a little odd, as his goofy facial expression made me wonder if he was a little too confident in himself. The rest of his profile was brief yet honest, as he simply stated he was looking for “a girl with a strong faith, likes the outdoors, and is outgoing and fun.” Scrolling further down, I learned that he worked as an accountant in the Twin Cities and for a Klondike bar, he would travel anywhere.
Decent enough, I thought to myself, as I chose to ignore a few typos and his lack of additional photos. When I met him in person, I thought that his pictures didn’t do him justice, and now six months later, I think his profile didn’t speak nearly highly enough of him.
Our profiles are the gateway for potential first dates, so it’s crucial that your profile accurately portray who you are and what you’re all about. Here are a few reminders to ensure that your profile shows off just how great you are:
- Proofread, proofread, proofread. See your profile as your relationship resume. Ask a trusted friend to read through your profile to make sure there are no typos or grammatical errors.
- In the online dating world, pictures let other members learn more about you. Choose photos that display your interests and what’s important to you.
- Speaking of photos, your profile picture is the first thing fellow CatholicMatchers see. Make sure your photo is flattering and an accurate depiction of your current image! No sunglasses, dark shadows or senior photos.
- Answer all of the question fields fully and thoughtfully. You don’t have to write an essay, but make sure that your profile gives other members a glimpse into your lifestyle and personality.
- First and foremost, be yourself. If you’re a huge baseball fan, mention that. If you’re hesitant about online dating, mention that in your profile. The more authentic you can be in your profile, the more likely you are to converse with other genuine members.
Your profile is the most important piece of your online dating experience, so if you take the time to craft thoughtful and honest answers, you can guarantee that a thoughtful and honest person will send you an emotigram soon!
CatholicMatchers, what tips do you have for other members when they are creating their profiles?