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Your Profile Will Look Infinitely Better If You Do These Things

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Big news: We’ve just launched the HowAboutWe Dating iPad App! And it looks, well, amazing. (We’re allowed to brag because we didn’t build it — our talented engineering and design teams did.)

The app showcases member profiles and photos in a gorgeous way that hasn’t been done before, so to celebrate, we decided to give two HowAboutWe members a free profile makeover, enlisting the help of eFlirt Expert Laurie Davis – author of Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating – for tips and advice. Below you’ll see find screengrabs of their profiles before and after — the latter, showcased via our iPad app.  

BakerGirl85 

Before:

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Tips for Improvement:

You should be the star of your profile! Nearly all of her pics are with gal pals which is a missed opportunity. Not only is it a challenge to decipher which one she is, but it’s possible that a match will feel more attracted to someone else in the shot. Show a sense of your lifestyle through the activities you do, not the company you keep, until you get offline with a match.

Not listing a date idea limits your partner potential on HowAboutWe. Most often, matches will strike up a conversation because they are “intrigued” with what you want to do. Since that’s truly your first impression to a match, adding dates will give your matches more ways to connect with you. And bonus: when you update your profile with a new idea, you will be sent to the top of your match’s search results.

While all your phrases are descriptive, complete sentences will likely get you noticed by more matches. It also gives you the chance to show off more personality which is sparse right now — why is Wiley so important to you? And the keyboard commands line is great! If you have a particular one that is your fave, add it here. It will add a bit more humor to this quirk.

Make sure you sound open, not defensive – your ’I want to come home to’ answer sounds like you’ve already got everything you need.

After:

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Funguy2009

Before:

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Tips for Improvement:

Choose a username that shows off your persona. Right now, it’s a bit generic — and 2009 sounds like a year which points out that you’ve been single for quite a while!

Under “Obscure knowledge I possess,” you mention 80s movie trivia. What’s one piece of trivia you can share that most people wouldn’t know? Or, what are a few of the movies you know inside and out? Show off your knowledge a bit.

And for “An awesome place I’ve visited,” is there an interesting detail you can add about your Bahamas cruise as to why it was so great? (Bahamas cruises are inherently pretty great, unless your cruise ship breaks down.)

After:

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Many thanks to BakerGirl85 and Futureguy for letting us show off their profiles! Click here to read more about and download our iPad app.

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