If you are taking steps to put yourself out there on a dating website, then it stands to reason that you are going to want to land yourself the best possible chance of getting a date. If you join a high quality dating website then you definitely increase your chances of getting a date. After all, when a dating website offers a good service they tend to have more members and therefore you have a better chance of landing a date.
However, you should also take proactive steps to make sure that your profile works as well for you as possible. Showcasing yourself in the best possible way is the best way to land your date that will hopefully lead to a relationship. So, what should you be doing to make sure your profile attracts a mate?
Without a doubt you need to make sure that you have a profile photo. This shows people that you are interested in serious dating and that you are willing to put yourself out there. When you are putting a profile picture up, make sure it is one that makes you look good - we're all used to bad photos being taken of us, don't use one of these. Try to use one with good lighting and a smile on your face. You can upload other photos to your profile, but you should most definitely use your best one as your profile photo. After all, we all know that first impressions count!
When you are filling out your dating profile make sure that you put as much information as possible. When people are browsing dating websites they are generally looking to message people will similar hobbies and interests. By mentioning the things that you enjoy and what you are into, you are much more likely to get messages. You don't have to go into the personal details of your life, but vague notes about the things that you enjoy are definitely recommended. Try to think of things that you like to do that are a little different to the norm - after all everyone can say that they enjoy nights in and eating dinner out. You want something that captures people's attention and gives them a reason to message you.
It can be tempting to leave things out or make yourself sound better than you are, but in the long run this isn't going to work for you. Whilst exaggerating your life might attract messages and interest, it's not going to lead to anything long term. By being honest you know that people who are meeting you and going on dates with you are getting what they expect. That way, there is no reason for them to not want to carry on seeing you.
Once again, when you are writing your initial profile there is no need for you to go into in-depth information or the details of your personal life. In fact, if there is baggage etc then feel free to leave this off of your profile - after all, it is all about creating a good first impression. However, what you shouldn't do is be writing things on your profile which are exaggerated or untrue.
Dating websites can be fun and they are a great way to meet new people. However what you should do is make sure that you write your profile in the best way possible, so that you attract messages from people who are serious contenders for your next relationship.