Resist the temptation then to use an old, flattering photo because it will only cause you problems in the long run.According to Elite Singles members, the worst common photo mistake is an image that is too revealing.A shocking 52 per cent of members surveyed said they wouldn’t even open a profile without a profile picture.
Our Elite Singles member survey about online dating profiles revealed that the biggest turnoff, according to members from countries all over the world, is sexual innuendo.23 per cent of members concluded that it is the number one dating profile no-no, followed by negativity (22 per cent) and insufficient description (21 per cent).19 per cent maintained wearing sunglasses in a photo was a no go, followed by poorly photo shopped pictures with 17 per cent.So do it properly - get your friends or family to help you take a nice photo of yourself. The natural light, particularly in the afternoon can be very flattering and bring out your best side!Choice of color may also influence how your images are perceived, as psychologists at the University of Rochester in New York found that men are more attracted to women wearing red.
While it is important to include a photo in your online dating profile, you must be selective with which photos you upload.
As Kimberly Eclipse in her article on ‘Online dating profiles’ on suggests, ‘Present yourself in an honest and authentic way– imperfections and all. Whoever walks away probably wasn’t your type anyway.’ Avoid generic statements and clichés that you think people want to hear.
Keep it truthful and you’ll attract the type of person you want to attract.
You'll definitely stand out from the crowd.’ Take the time then, to complete your profile effectively. Rage attracts rage.‘ A confident, upbeat person exudes charm which instantly makes them more desirable.
To make the process easier for you we asked some real Elite Singles members what they look for in a profile – what’s appealing in a character description and which details fail to impress and therefore will be immediately forgotten. This is worth considering when writing your dating profile.
The saying ‘honesty is the best policy’ exists for a reason, not least because ‘it is much easier than putting forth the energy required to pretend,’ (according to Rebekah Doweyko, psychologist and councilor).