5 Tips to Make Your Online Dating Profile Stand Out


Gay dating websites can be an awesome way to connect but can also be a real drag. Messages go unanswered, hours seem wasted scrolling through endless profiles and something that’s supposed to hook you up leaves you feeling as isolated as ever. But the problem can be easier to solve than you think.
It might seem annoying to work on your profile, but imagine it from your potential suitors’ perspective. What you say in your profile, and more importantly how you say it, are all anyone has to go off of. And the photos you choose may seem trivial, but they matter more than anything.
Here are some tips for a great online profile, and to get your dating life kicked into gear, Gay Dating Solutions is offering a free 6 month promotion ABSOLUTELY no strings, request for credit card numbers, etc…it is the only site that is truly free to join!

1. Put your best face(s) forward
Imagine you aren’t you. Take a look at your dating profile’s photos and ask yourself, “Would I date him?” It’s an awkward and mildly narcissistic query, but your photos should communicate two clear messages: “I am a real person,” and “I have a personality.”
If you really want to dive into the data, people with four or more photos have the best online dating experience. Also, choose a main photo that’s a medium shot (not quite a close-up) and features the left side of your face. Yes, really.

2. Leave your friends out of it
It’s tempting to include photos of you with your friends at a bar. We get it — you’re socially well-adjusted and the life of the party. But these can be problematic. A photo of you surrounded by a bunch of cute guys isn’t the most approachable, and it can even be confusing which one is actually you.

3. To selfie or not to selfie?
Let’s say you have four photos on your profile. At least two of them shouldn’t be selfies. Try using photos of you in your element, whatever your element may be. Enjoy hiking? Next time you and a friend hit the trails, ask them to help you with a little photo shoot. A shirtless picture of you on a mountaintop is infinitely more attractive than a shirtless picture of you in a bathroom mirror.

4. Tell people what you’re into, not what you aren’t into
“I take care of my body and am looking for someone who enjoys staying fit,” sounds a whole lot better than “not into fat guys.” You’ll get better results staying positive than you will by putting other people down. Avoid phrases like “masc only” or racial boundaries. You may think you’re just being honest, but it makes you sound like a total jerk. Nobody wants to date a jerk.

5. Avoid cliches
Not into “drama”? That’s great, nobody would ever say otherwise. Do you enjoy “movies and music”? Congratulations, you are a human being. Instead of spouting off these phrases that really don’t mean anything, try getting more specific. “I love Wes Anderson films and can’t get enough of Cher.” OK, now we know something about you.
The same goes for how you message people. “Hey” and “What’s up?” are two surefire ways of not getting replied to. Take 30 seconds to actually read the other person’s profile and comment on something specific. Even a cheesy joke can go a long way. “If you were a tropical fruit, you’d be a Fine-apple!” At least it’s memorable.






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The Most Essential Rule For Online Dating

I have been using the internet to communicate with other gay guys my age since I was sixteen-years-old. What started as a means to explore my curiosities in the privacy of my bedroom has matured into a means by which I have met romantic partners. In the early days of internet dating you were warned not to share too much detail about your life for fear of being taken advantage of but as we have become more comfortable with this digital medium we are more open to sharing our phone numbers, private pictures, personal stories and even our home addresses.

When I was eighteen I signed up for one of the few gay dating sites that existed at the time. The internet was the only access I had to the big gay world but because I was still in the closet I was reluctant to use a real profile picture for fear of being outed. Like many other questioning, young gay guys, I established a false profile, using an image that I found online. I created an alluring persona of the ideal “straight-acting”, high school jock and used this disguise to communicate with other guys. Luckily though, I quickly realized the pointlessness in pretending to be someone you are not, both digitally and in real life. Although my fake profile allowed me to comfortably chat to other gay guys (something I could not do while I was still in school) I knew that these relationships would never eventuate into anything more than an internet fling. I deleted my accounts and stopped using the internet for chatting until I was comfortable enough to establish a profile that reflected the real me, with genuine pictures included.

Since then I have met some great guys through dating websites and apps. Along the way I have also learnt some valuable lessons about online dating, the most important of which is honesty. Pretending to be someone that you are not is pointless in the long run. Sure it may allow you to escape the reality of your life in the moment but ultimately it’s a dead end and people inevitably are hurt. I also strongly believe that we should only be in relationships with people who love us for who we are and not for who we think they want us to be. The best way to attract these people into your life is to be honest from day one, and this means being honest in your online profile too. Exaggerating your height, body type or income may increase the views on your profile but what happens when you meet your love interest in person and he realizes that you are not a six-foot-two footballer with a six-figure salary? Such superficial things as body type and salary should not even matter in a loving relationship but they will become an issue if you have lied about them from the start.






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The Dos and Don’ts of Online Dating

These days, going online is as common a way to meet someone as a blind date or the bar scene, and you can connect to gay men of all ages, religions, professions and backgrounds from all over the globe. Online gay dating can be a great tool for broadening your options as long as you are smart, are cautious and take some very important safety steps. 
Creating Your Online Dating Profile
Questions to ask yourself before you write your profile:
  • What is special, unique, distinctive, or impressive about you or your life story?
  • What have you learned about past relationships, in terms of yourself?
  • What are your relationship goals?
  • What personal characteristics (for example, integrity, compassion, persistence) do you possess, and how can you demonstrate that you have these characteristics?
  • Why might you be a stronger candidate than others?
  • What is the single most compelling reason you can give a person to be interested in you?

Follow these tips:
  • Do include a photo. People who’ve uploaded a photo get 15 times more attention than people who don’t have a photo.
  • Make sure you smile in your photos. That sexy face you’re making? It may come across to some people like your scary face.
  • Don’t hide your face behind a pair of sunglasses or a hat. Potential love interests will want to be able to see your face.
  • Do make your headline a grabber. Think of all the great advertising slogans you’ve ever heard. They’re imprinted in people’s minds. You want to do the same thing with your profile.
  • Don’t use clichés. You may love long walks on the beach, but who doesn’t? Say something interesting about yourself that is unique to you.
  • Don’t forget to run spell-check. If you have misspelled words in your profile, it tells the world that you just don’t care about what you’re doing.
  • Do respond to every private message that you get. If you were walking down the street and someone said hello, you’d probably say hello back. It’s the same protocol online. Respond, even if the answer is a simple, “No, thanks.”
  • Keep it light. Your first message should not be a rant about how expensive gas prices are. Keep it lighthearted in tone and keep it simple.
  • Don’t reveal confidential information in your private message exchanges. If you were at a local coffee house, you wouldn’t give out your home address to just anyone standing in line.
  • Don’t meet in person until you’ve actually talked on the phone. You know voice and sound are great way to judge chemistry.

Cyber Safety
  • Verify information on a potential match as thoroughly as possible.
  • Always create a separate e-mail account for your online dating activity.
  • List your cell phone number, not your home number, if the site requires one.
  • When chatting or e-mailing, never give more than a first name, and keep it that way until the first date.
  • Install a privacy checker on your computer. This lets you set privacy standards and be alerted when a dating site doesn’t meet them. These checkers are often free and can be downloaded online.





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Chatting With a Potential Date Online

You’ve picked an appropriate dating website to fit your needs and have the type of guy who hits your desired demographic as an ideal match. You’ve set up your profile, included an informative and fun summary of your goals, likes and dislikes, and sketched out an outline of your ideal guy. That wasn’t hard was it?

Actually, it takes time and trial and error to get something that fits, but spending the time to get it right is worth its weight in fantastic and inspiring dates and your possible life partner. Only launch your profile when you think you’ve got it right, and have a friend check it out and give feedback on how it sounds before you launch it. You have only one time to make a good first impression.
With every new profile, you will be fresh meat to the guys on the site, and curiosity will bring a series of men to you like bees to the honey.
“Marvelous!” I hear your say. Yes, it is (but some may be less savory than others). This is the time when guys will be flinging you messages to say “Hello.” But what do you say and do? Here are the top points to look at when interacting with guys online.

1. Rejection.
If you are completely turned off with a guy, don’t be rude. Just say, “Thank you for your message. Your comments are really appreciated, but I don’t think we’re a match.” Don’t get into the whys or reasons. Leave it at that and save the energy for the guys you’re interested in.

2. Too enthusiastic.
You get a message from a guy overseas, declaring his undying love and attraction toward you. He thinks that just by reading your profile, you can have a life together and overcome the distance and the language barrier. Stay clear of these types of men and refer to the brush-off comments in point one.

3. You don’t know what to say?
You feel frozen and stuck for dialogue. Don’t stress, this isn’t a bar chat-up where the need for a witty reply is needed immediately. You can go away, have a coffee, watch some TV, and then reply with your answer.
This is online life, not real time, so there’s no huge urgency. If they don’t reply again, don’t worry. It wasn’t to be and you can move on to the next one. There will be plenty of other men out there. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.
These are men looking for a man, so keep the banter frothy and current and keep an eye out on recent news to discuss. Or talk about the weather or what’s happening in TV shows you both follow. Go down his profile list and get an idea of what he’s like.

“Online dating takes the immediate pressure
off approaching a guy in a social setting.”


4. Do not lie.
If you’ve posted pictures of you leaning against a Ferrari, don’t make out like it’s yours (unless it is). Also, don’t post pictures of you looking hot in your skimpy shorts when you were 20 and you’re now 20 years older and the same in pounds heavier. You will be basing a relationship on an untruth, and ultimately, it will not end favorably.

5. Arrange something more.
After you’ve chatted for a few days, arrange to chat on the phone or meet up for a coffee. If the person is reluctant to do so, move on. If you wanted a pen pal, then you wouldn’t be going on a dating website.

6. Sharing pictures.
If you are looking for a casual hookup, then feel free to start flinging your favorite adult-rated pictures of yourself. However, if you’re looking for a relationship, save those pictures until you start to get intimate in person.

7. Chatting on webcam/Skype is fine within reason.
It’s a time when you can see your potential date in real time and hear how he sounds and talks. Some guys have sparkling wit and charm online and are as dull as ditch water in real life. You want someone who directly correlates in real life to their online persona. Allow a small buffer of difference for nerves on the first meeting or chat. Avoid stripping off and showing each other your “meat and two veg” to the camera.
First, there are a few scammers out there where guys film the webcam output and post it on a variety of X-rated sites. This can have huge repercussions and be vastly embarrassing for you. Be wary and be careful using this media. Avoid drinking alcohol and taking other substances when chatting online and using webcams.

8. Use open questions.
Start with “What, where, when, how or why?” Closed questions shut down the conversation and make things stilted. Here are a few good opening questions to ask. “I’ve seen your profile and I see you are interested in travel. Where have you been recently?”
Offer a little information about yourself in each message, such as “I recently went to Paris. It was all that I expected and more.” If someone is interested in you, they will automatically ask, “What did you expect?” Leave each message open to have questions asked about it, as this keeps the dialogue fresh, stimulating and interesting.

9. Dating may seem like a job interview.
In many ways, dating is like a job interview. However, let your personality come through. Being overly formal is a turn-off to some, as is seeking too much attention with outrageous comments. Again, this is trial and error, so you will find your own balance in time. Don’t be worried because you can always hit the delete button.

10. Still meet new people.
This is online dating, not an excuse to hole yourself up on your own in your home, typing frantically away on your computer for months on end.
Online dating is a facility to meet people, not replace that activity with an online character that has more fun than you do, leaving you to live a solo life on your own. It’s a service and make sure you use it in the correct way.
Ultimately, online dating takes the immediate pressure off approaching a guy in a bar, at work or in a social setting. However, you will still have anxiety when meeting for the first time, but at least you have established a common ground of interests.
The dating starts from the first meeting, which is why it’s important to meet earlier rather than later, as the longer you chat online, the more pressure there is to turn it into a physical relationship at an earlier stage than you originally wanted.




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