A new year means it’s time to update your JDate profile. While your profile may have some good points, everyone could use a little refresh once in a while. It’s a great way to get noticed; when you put time and effort into crafting a good profile that represents the real you, you’re more likely to attract the right person. Here are four ways you can get an online dating profile makeover for 2017.
1. Add Fresh Photos
It doesn’t matter how much you love that photo of yourself; if if it’s more than a year or two old, it’s time to replace it. Even if the lighting and the angle were all perfection, posting an out-of-date photo is poor form when it comes to online dating. You may think you look the same, but you don’t – none of us do. It’s better to be honest about what you look like than try to trick someone who will find out once you meet that you’ve aged a couple years (for better or worse!).
2. Update Your Name
Are you still using the jumble of letters and numbers that JDate assigned you when you first signed up? If so, you need to start brainstorming ASAP. Make a list of your name, city, hobbies, schools, career, pets, astrological sign and so on. Start linking words together until you find something that sounds catchy and unique and would make you want to contact the person who has that profile name.
3. Double-Check Your Details
Does your age range need to be adjusted? Your age will change automatically on your birthday, but the age range you are interested in will not. And as we age, our age range shifts from narrow in your 20s, to an average 10-year range in your 30s and 40s, and then even wider in your 50s, 60s and beyond. Has your body shape changed? You should have a recent full-body photo included in your album, so make sure your body type is accurate and reflects what the person will be seeing when they meet you. Have you added a degree to your education, or received a promotion in your career? Make sure that all of your multiple choice selections and fill-in-the-blanks are current.
4. Review Your “About Me”
Read your “About Me” and other paragraph answers. Read them again. Does it sound like you? Are the sentences still relevant? Have you altered your “wish list” or found a new hobby you love? How can you add some mystery and intrigue to your profile? Can you delete some details to leave the door open for a question to help a suitor start a conversation? Does your profile sound positive and upbeat, or can you read the disappointment of being single at the beginning of another year?
It’s a new year, which means that there are new opportunities for love just lurking around the corner. Take some time to adjust your preferences so that you can peruse new prospects and spend some time viewing profiles, clicking “Favorite” and “Secret Admirer”, sending a Flirt and even writing emails to those who really pique your interest. “The One” won’t just fall in your lap; be proactive in finding love and you’ll get much better results.
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