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Your online dating profile is the one that can introduce you to your ideal mate. To make it the very best possible, here are a few things to do (and some to avoid.)
Watch the Age Range on Your Search Criteria
Men typically will put an age range of “18- their age” on their profile. While it might be legally okay that you want to date an 18-year old, if you’re a bit too old for that sort of thing women will use this to judge you. They have to. They haven’t met you and know nothing else about you. Give your search criteria the once over before posting it to make sure it’s what you really want.
Skip the Income Info
Income is one of those ultra personal things that people probably shouldn’t share until they know you well. While many sites invite you to post your income level, it might be best to skip it.
Men have a very different way of looking at their bodies than women do. That’s okay, except that in the online dating world you’ve got to take it all with a grain of salt. You might work out and feel really great, but is your body type really “muscular”?
Also, women tend to be more critical about their bodies, and will sometimes indicate that they need to lose a few pounds even when they don’t. Take this into consideration when looking through profiles.
No Cropped Photos
Men also like to use a photo with someone cropped out. Got one of you and your ex? Don’t use it. Women can see you’ve cropped her out and wonder why you chose that picture instead of one of you alone. Online dating is all about subtleties and these types of details can make or break your experience.