“People think that dating is like Amazon Prime, [but] you’re not going to find someone in two days,” she says. Even if you’ve got a banging body, leave something to the imagination and put your clothes on.” Gandhi says selfies turn people off because they can come across as narcissistic, and the use of clever angles can misrepresent what you really look like. Swap out your photos The photo of you at college graduation six years ago needs to come down.
“You have to stay active and committed.” Match is predicting that Sunday, January 7 will be online dating’s busiest day of the year, particularly beginning at around 9 p.m. Delete selfies If you want to be taken seriously, it’s time to realize that low-res mirror pics, sports bra photos at the gym and selfies in cars are not cute. Gandhi suggests having four or five solid photos of yourself in different outfits and places that have been taken in the past six months.
So while they flounder at conversation with the first guy they swiped right on – Daniel, 33, beer mat collector – we are sailing past them stealing their future husbands.
Sprucing up your dating profiles with better photos and shorter bios with upbeat key words and deleting bad selfies can help boost your chances of finding a prospective suitor online, experts say.
"So I'm always encouraging people to use photographs as an opportunity for people to tell their story, as well as their biographical data to tell a story." Apologies to our glasses-wearing friends, but the data doesn't lie: Per Carbino, wearing specs (including sunglasses) in a profile picture decreases a user's right swipes on Tinder by an unfortunate 15 percent. Here, JENNY FRANCIS asks the experts – while Sun columnist TINDERELLA has her sassy say too.FIRST things first, to bag yourself a hot date, start with your dating profile."We signal trustworthiness through the iris of our eyes." Of course, plenty of glasses-wearing users won't feel like themselves without their specs. Carbino told us a grin leads to a 14 percent increase in right swipes on Tinder.Dating app Hinge also found that people who used photos of them engaged in some kind of athletic activity got more attention — largely because it gives people something to talk to them about.“No sunglasses, no not looking at the camera, no kids, no pets, no friends and no pics of the food you ate,” says Gandhi. You don’t have to lay across a piano, they’re looking for someone who looks happy and trustworthy, the rest will come out in person.” So that means don’t Photoshop or use filters on photos, your date will know you cheated when you meet in real life.“Spring for good photos that are high resolution and well lit,” says Gandhi. Pick only two dating platforms and stick with them Less is more when it comes to fishing for a match.Dating site Match even has a name for its biggest day of the year: "Dating Sunday." This year they're projecting it will fall on January 7 at PM ET, when the company's data analysts expect to see a 42 percent jump in activity.But before you wade out into a sea of swipes, matches, and messages, consider giving your profile a quick new-year cleaning.Here she gives her top tips for keeping a spark going for long-term love success. While the rest of us limp back to dating with our Christmas gut slung over our arm, they bounce "Tigger-like on to the Tinder scene smelling suspiciously like hope. "Bright-eyed to our battle-weary, they write earnest profiles about “trying out” online dating for the first time and being excited “just to meet new people”. Just to compete, we update our profile pictures (tearfully, we let go of that flattering one taken in the Olympic Stadium at London 2012) and think of some new way to sound epic. On the plus side, newbies invariably get it wrong first time out.