Online dating is just as much about promoting yourself, as it is about meeting someone.
The key to a successful online dating adventure is getting the click on your profile.
The more clicks a single gets, the more chance they have of meeting Mr or Mrs right.
Probably the most important part of an online dating profile is a photograph.
Without a photo the click rate will probably be less than one percent.
A photo can give you instant attraction.
Upload a clear up to date photo that is close up so no-one has to guess what you look like.
A single doesn't have to look like a model, that will only bring disappointment on your first date.
It just has to be a nice representation of yourself.
Most online dating services show when a single was last online, so logging in often will show how active you are.
Other singles will respond to this and so will the online dating service.
Profiles are closer to the top of searches when they are more active.
Dating services usually have a "Who's online" feature, so this will be an advantage as well.
Dating services want more results, so they will match up singles that login more often.
Subscribing members will get higher rankings in the search results.
For the price of a night out a single can be enjoying more attention from other singles for a whole month.
This will show how serious someone is looking for a partner rather than just posting a profile, and then waiting for someone to contact them.
An eye catching heading created with some imagination can get the click.
Something that will invoke some curiosity in another single.
Follow this up with a detailed profile that is filled in as extensive as possible.
This gives the online dating service's search, and matchmaking features a much higher rate of matching like minded singles together.
Singles that say they are looking for "anyone" or choose "all" for a certain category won't help themselves when it comes to the search results.
Apart from making the results list longer, it doesn't tell anyone what you are looking for in a person.
So the important criteria for a successful online dating adventure are a nice clear photo, logging in often, paying for a subscription, and an eye catching heading with a detailed profile.