In today’s day and age, online dating plays a big role in meeting new people and making romantic connections

In today’s day and age, online dating plays a big role in meeting new people and making romantic connections

But for many, creating a profile can be daunting, and it can be hard to even know where to start. But don’t worry!

I’m here to give you all the insider information on how to create an irresistible online dating profile

Think about who and what you want to attract. Do you want something long-term, or just a hookup? How you present yourself and what qualities you show off will affect who swipes on you, and being selective about how you portray yourself and what information you include is a must.

Use candid photos. Sarah Kuborn, assistant professor in the department of child and family studies, said candid photos are almost always better than posed photos. Boring, static pictures don’t give very much information about who you are or why people should swipe right.

“What research has found is that candid photos seem more genuine to the viewer, and they can show more of your personality, which the person viewing your profile wants to know about,” Kuborn said.

Show off action shots. The goal of an online dating profile should be to display what’s likable about you and “sell” you and your personality. Pictures of you playing a sport, engaging in a hobby like creating art or practicing music, or even doing something you love related to your major are all great options.

Include photos with friends. The goal of photos with friends should be to show you having fun and engaging with a group, not just posing. Also, make sure it’s abundantly clear which person is you! Continue reading