Springtime Dating Updates

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Springtime Dating Updates

Spring is in the air! Longer days, warmer weather, buds bursting out on the trees. It’s a wonderful time of year and, if you’re lonely after a winter of hibernation, a great time to get back in to online dating. If your online dating profile is out of date, or if you’re creating one for the very first time, this blog post is for you. Yes, it’s time to Marie Kondo your online dating profile.

1. Refresh your main photo

A picture can speak a thousand words, so is yours working for you? Your Main Photo is the first thing potential dates will see when they do a search on Muddy Matches so you need to make sure yours is eye-catching and really captures who you are. To make it stand out, try using a photo with a really colourful background or one in which you are wearing something bright and happy.

2. Review your activities

If you kicked off 2019 with some new hobbies and activities then it’s time to add them in to your online dating profile. Support what you say with some seasonal photos of you enjoying yourself in the great outdoors.

3. Does your online dating profile ‘spark joy’?

Read your profile through, with an objective eye, and really ask yourself ‘Does this spark joy?’. If not, change your sentences and keep an eye on how your bio sounds. Ideally you’ll be happy, sparky and really invite people to get in touch.

4. Leave something to the imagination

A 1,000 word essay on you, your life, your loves and what you want from a relationship isn’t the best way to go about online dating. Are you guilty of this? Then it’s time to edit down on your words in order to get more messages. We recommend giving away some information about you, but just enough to entice people to want to find out more and get to know you. That way, you’ll invite more daters to message you and start up a conversation.

5. Make sure you’re being proactive

Sadly, you’re going to have to put some work into your online dating adventure. As well as refreshing your online dating profile, make sure you’re logging on regularly, carrying out searches and actively messaging potential partners to boost your dating success.