Tips for writing a dating profile
’ suggests Charly Lester, co-founder of new over 50s dating app Lumen.
‘Reading other peoples’ profiles might give you ideas for things to include in your own one.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.
‘If a dating profile asks what you’re looking for, don’t give too much detail.
Tell them about the type of relationship you’re looking for, and if you have set deal-breakers like “must like dogs”.
If you can make someone laugh, it’s a great icebreaker and could get your conversation off to a great start.
Don’t choose a picture where you are not the main focal point.
‘Firstly, it can make you look too unapproachable, even to someone who ticks all the right boxes.But did you know that one in three couples now find love online? In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways and finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away.