4. Be honest about what you want.
If someone’s profile says “just looking for a hookup” or a person tells you that’s all they want ― but that’s not what you want ― move on. The same goes for you if you’re looking for just a hookup: be clear about your intentions. It’ll make the process less stressful for all parties involved.
5. Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Neely Steinberg, dating coach and personal image consultant, told The Huffington Post that daters need to remember that profiles are just profiles.
“I’ve worked with so many women who were on the fence about a guy who emailed them, judging every little thing about their emails and/or profile, but ended up falling for those very men after meeting them in person. You just never know, so try to rein in your assumptions and judgements if you find yourself becoming overly picky about who you’re open to connecting with.”
6. That said, try to make your profile stand out.
Steinberg emphasized that creativity is key. “Spend some time crafting something playful, unique, and creative... You want a prospective match to think: ‘Wow, great pictures, imaginative profile. I just have to meet this person.’”
7. Include elements of spontaneity and adventure.
Incorporating some aspect of your proclivity for spontaneity will up your match probability by 139%, according to Hinge. Some examples: “Next vacation I want to go on” and “On my bucket list.”
8. Say something memorable.
Alex Williamson, Bumble’s director of creative marketing and brand copywriter, told Refinery29 that memorable anecdotes are great conversation starters. “I remember seeing one guy’s bio where he had a list of three things he enjoyed and one of those things was watching dogs back up. I still think about that — it’s hilarious! If you say something quirky, it can lead to conversation.”
9. Try a new marketing approach you haven’t done before.
If you want to grow in your business (or personal relationship) you need to put yourself out there. You need to tell your story, and explain how it solves their problem, because it matters to influential customers.