We want everyone's profiles to be as good as possible so that all our Members stand a better chance of finding what they're looking for on the site so we thought it would be a good idea to give everyone a few pointers as to what makes a good profile.
Make sure you have a photo.
Statistically speaking you're ten times more likely to be contacted by another Member if you have a photo, but in reality a good photo can be the difference between having a date every night of the week and having an Inbox full of rejections!
Fill in all your details.
If you leave out any details from your characteristics 'tick boxes' then other Members might wonder what you're trying to hide. They'll find out eventually so be honest from the word go - the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!!!
Don't make it too long - or too short!
Obviously the more information you can give other Members the better, but if someone looking at your details is faced with line after line of your life history they might get bored and move on to someone else. And you need to leave something to tell them when they contact you.
Stand out from the crowd.
Try to mark yourself out from the crowd by mentioning some of your more quirky traits and characteristics. Not everyone is going to want to go white-water rafting with you but it makes an interesting point of conversation when you start chatting.
DVDs, bottles of wine, cuddles on sofas - we all know how nice it is and we've all read it a thousand times on other people's profiles so if you must mention this, please say something else too!
We hope all this will help you to make a better impression on other Members, and will speed up the process of you finding your perfect partner. Even if your profile is up to scratch, why not have another look at it and see if there's anything from this little lot that you could add in to make you really stand out from the crowd.