We also got the help of Charly Lester, Co-Founder of Lumen, the newest dating app on the scene, specifically designed for cool and adventurous over 50s.
Her advice however, can help you no matter your age! Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself.
‘Firstly, it can make you look too unapproachable, even to someone who ticks all the right boxes.
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Looking better in the flesh is better than the reverse.
‘It’s been proven that the more photos you have on your profile, the more attention it will get,’ says Charly. Include at least a couple of clear head shots, where you’re not wearing sunglasses and you can clearly see your face.
‘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.
Avoid negative tones and always be positive about yourself. You wouldn’t want a future employer to read anything negative, so why would you want a potential partner to read anything that isn’t positive?
Tell them about the type of relationship you’re looking for, and if you have set deal-breakers like “must like dogs”.
But when it comes to things like height, weight, income, hair colour etc – there is no point listing these things,’ explains Charly.
Lying doesn’t get you anywhere in the dating world. Talk in specifics to give a full flavour of who you are.
If you love travelling, say where your favourite place is and why.
I always include at least one full length photo too, so there are no surprises when we meet up in real life.’ Most people want to find someone who can make them laugh, so show people you have a sense of humour.