Keeping Your Profile Fresh – Profile Text
Friday, July 20th, 2012
Here the most important things to consider when updating your profile text:
Make sure your dating status is correct
Muddy Matches isn’t just about finding a romantic partner, however if you are in a relationship, please make sure that your profile reflects this!
If you have recently started dating, but are unsure whether it will work out, you can always hide your profile in the ‘Profile Visibility’ section on Muddy Matches and re-activate it later if you wish to use the site for dating again.
If you really don’t want to be on a dating site anymore, find out how to remove your profile from the site, as there’s nothing worse than contacting someone, only to find that they aren’t interested in dating anyone. To remove your profile from Muddy Matches, take a look at our FAQs.
Take a fresh look at the first few sentences
On most dating sites, the first few lines of your profile will appear within people’s searches, along with your main picture, so make sure that it encourages people to click on your link to find out more about you.
Ask yourself: Does the first paragraph in your profile describe you in a positive and upbeat way? Does it show your individuality rather than clichés? Do you appear approachable? Have you spell checked it?
Keep your interests up-to-date
Your hobbies and activities are great ice-breakers for people who wish to send you a message, so give your admirers a conversation starter. Have you recently taken up a new hobby? Have you competed in an event you never thought that you’d be able to do? Built a go-kart for your nephew and enjoyed testing it out yourself? Let people know what you enjoy.
Be aware of common mistakes
Age– It’s quite common for people to write their age in their introduction and to then forget to change it. Your age will be automatically updated from the date of birth that you provide on most dating sites, so there’s no need to write it in your profile text.
New Year’s resolution– Don’t write on your profile that you’ve signed up as a New Year’s Resolution, or so that you’ll have a date for Valentine’s Day, it will instantly date your profile.
Ticking the wrong gender– You’d be surprised how many people don’t pay attention when selecting their gender and the gender of the people who they would like to meet. Make sure that you have selected the right options, so that you don’t miss out on finding your ideal date.
Update Your Account Details
Last but not least, it’s important to keep all of your account details up-to-date to ensure that you get the most out of online dating. Make sure that you keep the following up-to-date:
Address-One of the most common search terms on dating sites is location, so if you don’t update your address, you might not come up in the searches of people looking to find someone in your area.
Email address– It is also important to update your e-mail address. At Muddy Matches we send automated emails to tell you when you have received a new message or have been added to someone’s favourites. If you do not check the email account that you signed up with, you may miss out on notifications.