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).
66 per cent of our survey respondents said they wouldn’t even consider a relationship with someone who embellished their characteristics on their profile.
While it may be tempting to sneak in a couple of white lies into your profile, don’t do it! You need to give potential partners the opportunity to fall for the real you.
You want to indicate your fundamental personality traits while maintaining an air of mystery.
An image of you engaging in a sporting activity or hobby is an excellent icebreaker and likely to attract the attention of likeminded potential matches.
If you provide people with those cues they feel they can make more of an informed decision as to whether or not to pursue you.’ Ultimately people want to be able to relate to you online.
They want to have an idea of what you’re like as a person and choosing to keep yourself anonymous, is essentially alienating yourself from your potential matches.
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!