How to Get a Higher Response On a Dating Site
When you subscribe to an online dating site, it is not uncommon to assume that you will get tons of responses to your profile just because the site is popular. What many people discover is that their response rate is low and they then try to make up for it by subscribing to even more dating sites. There is a much easier way to get a higher response rate on a dating site by just improving your dating profile.
Increase Your Response Rate with These Tips
When potential dates are browsing an online dating site they first select what they are searching for and are typically presented with a list of matches. This list is usually presented in the form of a headline, a profile picture, and maybe some brief text from each person's profile. As you can see, most browsers will be scanning their list and will either be attracted by a person's photo, catchy headline, or both.
Keeping this in mind, it's important to spend some time selecting a decent profile photo of yourself as well as creating an attention grabbing headline. When choosing a photo, try to avoid ones where you're wearing sunglasses or your face is distant or blurry. A simple recent headshot of yourself where you are recognizable is all that is required.
Spending time on writing your headline will also help. You can tell what attention grabbing headlines are. Just scan a few of them and notice which ones catch your eyes. Headlines like "Seeking a new friend" or "I'm bored!" will not grab that much attention.
Utilize every section of the profile that can be filled out. Once someone clicks on your profile to read more about you, they are wanting to know as much detail as possible. They are wanting to know if you are a good match. This means when you are talking about yourself, provide details. This doesn't mean you have to write out your life story, but don't give one liners like "I enjoy music" and not go into detail about what kind. It would be better to list the types of music, the last concert you attended and so on. Don't be afraid to share your likes and dislikes.
Keep these simple tips in mind when filling out your next online dating profile and notice how your response rate increases.