Guide to online dating messages advice
It’s important to have a profile that illustrates your positive qualities without seeming like you’re showing off.
On your Elite Singles profile, for example, the first question asks you to describe yourself, followed by what your potential partner should know about you. But be careful, don’t say too much; this could break the mystery and, online or not, it’s important to keep some in the seduction game.’ It is important for you yourself to identify what exactly you’re looking for in a relationship and display it on your profile. Put up the perfect profile photo According to a survey of Elite Singles members about online dating profiles, a shocking 52 percent said they wouldn’t even open a profile without a profile picture.
Salama Marine advises: ‘Focus on the future, not the past: no one likes to hear about an ex on a first date, right?
Poor spelling is equally frowned upon – read it over before you click send!
So what’s the best way to get the conversation going with your first message?
It’s a good idea to take a full head and shoulders photo, preferably outside as natural light tends to be more flattering.
Get your friends or family to help you with it and let your picture illustrate the real you.