Congratulations, you have finally registered for the top online dating site. You posted a photo (any photo just to have one) and you’ve selected to ‘skip’ filling out the bio section. You can always go back later. After all, people are interested in getting dates and not the perfect bio. Now that you’re finished, all you have to do is sit and wait until your inbox is filled with potential dates. Online dating is as easy as cake …right? Not quite. There’s a recipe for success in everything we do — including finding dates online. What is the secret to finding the best online dates? Believe it or not, it all has to do with branding. If you don’t brand yourself, you’ll find it a lot more difficult to attract online dates.
Here are a few branding tips for dating online: Post a Photo of ‘You’ and Only You. Get rid of the generic photo and replace it with a real photo of yourself. Often times people will post a photo of themselves with a group of friends because they’re too shy to post an original photo. Then you have those who will actually post objects instead of real photos of themselves. People want to see ‘you’ — not your midnight blue Mustang or a yacht. If you want to attract men and women, try adding a photo of your smiling face. You’re more likely to capture people’s attention.
Select an interesting username. Many people ignore this valuable step. They’ll choose any username just to register and get dates. If you want to find a good date, you need an attention-grabbing username. Using an odd username like ‘zoop2kk1pi378’ will not stick in the minds of your online friends. Unless you want to hookup with robots, choose a username that is interesting and easy for your online dates to remember.
Write an interesting bio. Your bio should be compelling and interesting to read. Just posting ‘looking for sexy ladies with legs’ or ‘hot dudes with muscles wanted’, in your bio, will get you no where. Imagine a guy trying to talk to a woman at a club and she responds to him by saying,‘‘I like hiking in woods. Looking for hot dude to hike with’. His response will be, “Awkward …NEXT”. When filling out your online profile, you have to set it up as if people are going to judge you on your entire profile. Not sure how to write up a bio? Just tell people something interesting about yourself. If you’re not much of a writer, get a friend to write a brief bio for you. If your bio is incomplete or filled with typos and grammar errors, people will skip over your profile.
It may not hurt to browse through the profiles at ChummyClub.com before completing your own profile. This will give you a general idea of how to set up an interesting online dating profile that will get noticed. The bottom-line is, your bio is your brand. Men and women who have an attractive photo of themselves and a well written bio are more likely to hookup with quality online dates.