Five profile tips for gay online dating

Your profile is your selling point when dating online, as it is a chance to show potential matches your best qualities, whilst also allowing you to find other gay men and lesbian women who share similar interests. This can however be difficult sometimes. At match.com we have put together five hints and tips to help you create a great gay dating profile, giving you the best possible chance to find your perfect match.

Make sure you promote yourself

Sometimes it is difficult to think about the best qualities to write on your profile. To help you with this, we suggest asking a close friend what they think your best qualities are. They will be able to identify your selling points and make sure that you give a positive and honest representation of yourself when gay dating.

Write about your interests

After you have filled in your basic information, match.com asks you for more details about yourself. Be specific with this, and use it to share your passions, interests, and hobbies, as these will give people a better idea about what you do and how you spend your time.

Stand out from the crowd

Try to avoid writing things in your profile that are too generalised. For example, lots of people say they enjoy ‘travel’ and ‘movies’, or that they are ‘smart’ and ‘fun’. Try and stand out from the crowd by telling an original story. You could do this by backing up a great quality about yourself with an interesting story, this will not only make you appear more interesting and so catch someone’s eye, but it can also be used as a great icebreaker on that all important first date!

Spell-check

Read carefully through what you've written. It is really important that you give the best impression possible when you only have words to judge whether you are compatible with another.

A picture says a thousand words…

Always upload a photo to your profile so potential matches can get a better impression of you. Try and make sure this is good quality so you give a true representation of yourself. Profiles with photos uploaded always attract more attention on online dating sites.

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