Dating apps are no longer a weird way to meet potential partners. Gone are the days when meeting your significant other “on the internet” was considered weird or quirky. Dating apps are just a rite of passage for single people looking to mingle, a way of life. But what is the key to success when it comes to online dating? What are the things you should pay attention to on your dating profile in order to maximize the chances of matching with someone? Here are a few tips:

Turn-offs

1. Mirror selfies

We are all guilty of snapping mirror selfies, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s a time and a place. It might be fun to send those to your friends or occasionally share them on Instagram, but when it comes to dating apps – polls say that most users don’t want to see mirror selfies and including those are raising your chances of receiving a swipe left. 

2. Topless photos

Men, listen up, we know you worked hard in the gym to achieve those abs and pecs, but posting shirtless photos on a dating app won’t do you any favors. Most people agree that it comes off as arrogant and they never swipe right on such photos. Perhaps save them for personal messages if you must, or better just wait til you get the opportunity to show those abs off in person. 

3. Photos with an ex- or potential partner

The whole point of dating apps is to meet someone. So the message you’re trying to get across is that you’re single. Having photos with someone who might be your ex or perhaps someone you’re dating is sending a mixed signal. 

4. Heavily edited photos

People want to see what you actually look like and heavy filters prevent your potential date from seeing the real you. It’s not the early 00s anymore. Heavily edited photos are just cringe. So just don’t include those in your dating profile.