Building a Great Profile
What does it take to make a profile that gets results?
A few tips will help you to do just that.
First, be aware that a great profile must do two things:
The key to getting your profile found is completeness:
- Get found
- Get responses from the people you want to meet
Once you've got people viewing your profile, it needs to inspire the right kinds of people to send you a message.
Many people search only for profiles that include a photograph.
If you have not submitted a photograph, those people will never see you in their search results.
Posting a photograph is the single most important factor we know of for getting more people to view your profile.
- Compatibility Profile
Building your Compatibility Profile brings people to your page in two ways:
Having a Compatibility Profile greatly increases the number of people who will view your profile.
- You come up in Compatibility Match searches.
- When you build your Compatibility Profile, an email with a link to your profile gets sent to anyone who is a good match.
Keep the information in your profile honest so that people who are looking for the kind of person you really are will contact you,
and to avoid wasting time with people who are looking for someone you're not.
Here are a few things that will help your visitors to know whether you are what they're looking for:
Write more than 2 sentences.
It takes more than that to communicate a sense of who you are.
It can be difficult to think of what to write, so use the Interview Me feature.
Skip any questions for which you don't have interesting answers, and write more than 2 words in response to the rest.
Post a photograph that shows your face clearly and/or says somethings about your personality.
- Compatibility Profile
Don't define what you're looking for too narrowly.
Consider not just your ideal, but the acceptable range for a particular quality.
You don't want to set your ranges too broadly, but you also don't want to miss great matches who don't exactly fit your ideal in every category.
- Interest List
Your interest list is the quickest way to communicate your main interests.
It also gives the other person an idea of what to suggest you do on a date.
One last thing: if you want people to email you, email them!
Don't just sit back and wait!
If nothing else, set matchmaker settings for them.
But don't rely on that exclusively, or you'll risk missing opportunities with people who haven't discovered the matchmaker feature, or somehow just happen to miss your profile in their searches.