Online personals

It’s not always easy to find the person you’re looking for among so many personals. This is why we’ve compiled some useful tips on how to create successful personals to increase your chances of finding the person you’re looking for.

Think about your profile picture

One of the most important tips is to start by uploading a good profile picture. Your profile is fifteen times more likely to be read if you have a photo of yourself. So it may be sensible to spend some extra time choosing a photo you feel comfortable with.

You should choose a picture that highlights YOU, and ideally in surroundings that say something about you. Try to use as clear an image as you can. Webcams are convenient, but pictures are often blurry. One tip is to ask a friend to take a picture of you outdoors. Make sure the photographer has the sun behind them so that shadows fall correctly and you’re in focus.

Another tip is to take a lot of pictures and then select the best one. Go somewhere you feel relaxed. Have fun, laugh, and loosen up a little – these pictures are often best and it gives you the opportunity to show your personality. Another thing to consider when uploading pictures is that they should be recent and show what you currently look like.

Be yourself

Writing personals can sometimes be difficult or complicated. It’s easy to feel frustrated. Keep things simple and start with the basic questions a journalist would ask:

  • Who?
  • What?
  • Why?
  • When?
  • Where?
  • How?

Who are you? What do you do during the day? What makes you happy? What are you looking for? Where do you want to be in five years? Just be yourself. Talk about your interests, what you most enjoy doing on a night out, but avoid bending the truth.

Talk about your dreams and explain things in detail. Instead of just writing that you “enjoy hanging out with friends”, write that you enjoy playing board games, cooking, or challenging your friends to a game of snooker.  Maybe you’re someone who loves travelling? Talk about your dream trip to Costa Rica, or the cities you’d like to visit again.

Spelling things correctly in your profile makes you look more serious

Once you’ve written what you want to say about yourself, it’s a good idea to read through the text a few times before putting it online. It’s easy for one or two typos to pop up, or to find sentences that are a little strangely worded. If you’re still unsure, ask a friend to read through it. Four eyes are always better than two, and remember to avoid something short like “I’ll fill this out later. Can’t be bothered now”. Other singles may take this as a sign that you’re not taking things seriously.

A complete profile increases your chances

When you create a profile at Firstdate, you have to fill in personal facts about yourself. It’s quick, easy, and you can feel safe knowing that we don’t give out any sensitive information.

Your chances of finding the right partner will increase depending on how much information you’ve filled in on your profile. Complete personals with a picture, profile text, and facts about you make it easier and quicker to get a date.