Spring clean your dating app
Tips on how to use your dating app more efficiently
Spring makes you think of new beginnings and fresh starts. Whether that’s a new job, a new look, or even a new relationship, be thankful that winter is behind you and welcome spring with open arms, as the perfect time to make a positive change in your life.
So if you are struggling to rekindle the flames of a flagging relationship, searching for Mr Right, or just looking to broaden your social circle, clearing out your dating app is the perfect way to start fresh. Sweep away the old and make room for the new with these handy tips on how to improve your dating app from mysinglefriend.com founder
The easiest way to refresh your profile is to change up your images. Your profile is your main selling point; it’s your profile picture which draws potential matches in after all. Instead of changing your profile picture from your existing images, upload some brand new ones that showcase where you are at in your life right now.
You want four or five clear photos that mix headshots and full length shots, with one active shot (outdoors pics get 19% more clicks), no bar shots (drinking as a hobby is not attractive), no pets (puppies and sedated tigers included), no babies, no ski goggles or sunglasses (they block your face), no selfies (8% fewer clicks) and definitely no naked photos
Refine your profile
After your profile picture, your bio is the next thing that could catch someone’s eye and make them linger longer on your page. Some of us use bios to showcase our wit and love of pop culture; others to say exactly what we’re looking for a future mate. Regardless of our intention behind our headline, the most important thing is that it stands out. The same old boring bio could just lead to glazed over profiles, whilst a new, current and eye-catching bio could lead to great first impressions
Update your interests
Just as the seasons change so do our interests. Your profile should reflect this. Whilst all-weekend Netflix marathons were all the rage in winter, you may want to update your profile with your current likes and interests. And it’s not just seasonal changes that you could add or remove; think about all the things that have recently spiked an interest. New interests could mean more compatible potential partners
Ditch your former dates
Say good riddance to past lingering relationships that you know aren’t good for you. Someone who wants to be with you will make the effort and will let you know that they want to be a part of your future. Don’t waste energy waiting around to hear from someone you know isn’t really interested. Find someone who realises how fabulous you are
Give yourself the best opportunity to meet someone special by expanding your search parameters to include a wider range of people, think ages and radius. You can often pick the same type of person with different names, and not always with positive results. It’s likely you’ve been fishing in the exact same pond for quite a while. So forget physical limitations other than those you consider absolute deal killers. You’ll be amazed how many new date possibilities pop up when you open yourself up to dating different types
Sarah Beeny, founder of MySingleFriend.com commented:
“Spring is the perfect time to wake up your love life. As the days get longer and the sun starts to finally peek out from behind the clouds, people naturally feel happier, more relaxed and more open to meeting new people, so it’s a great time to spring into action and get dating. With our handy tips for Spring cleaning your dating app, you can get a fresh perspective on romance and turn up the heat on your love life.”