If messages are not piling up in your inbox, it may be time to revamp your dating profile. A good dating profile will not only attract other members, but it will also prompt others to message you first. It literally takes only seconds for someone to decide to contact you. Here are some simple tips to make your online dating profile stand out.

YOUR PROFILE PHOTO.

This is your main picture on our website and apps. It is the front door to your dating profile and the key to your online dating success. There is a noticeable difference in how first impressions are made through photographs vs. in person. Browsing profile photos involve forming an impression based on what you see. People whose pictures show them looking disheveled, ungroomed and in less than flattering clothes do not attract attention. Do your best to look “dateable.”

SELFIES and OUTDOOR PICS.

Did you know that women who post “selfies” and men with outdoor photos get more messages in their inbox? It will be a great conversation starter too. So ladies snap that selfie and gentlemen find your best outdoor photo!

VACATION PHOTOS.

You know how you always look rested and relaxed in your vacation pics? Imagine the number of messages you’ll be receiving in your inbox. It will be amazing.

SMILE.

Trying to look like a model with a grimace on your face is not going to do you any favors. Smile! It’s your way of saying “Hello. I’m nice, normal, friendly and you want to talk to me.”

FAKE PHOTOS.

One big mistake that people make when creating their online dating profile is lying about or exaggerating their appearance. Don’t waste your time posting a fake photo. Why create a false expectation, only to disappoint your date when you show up looking completely different than the picture. Don’t do it!

GROUP PHOTOS.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with posting photos that show your sociable or familial side. But don’t use this as your main photo. Unless of course, you’re hoping potential matches can guess who in the group is you.

NUDE OR SEXUALLY EXPLICIT PHOTOS.

Anything that you would not want your parents, children, siblings or your boss to see does not belong in an online dating profile.

PHOTOS OF YOUR CHILDREN.

Yes, you want potential matches to know that you have children, but hold off on sharing their pictures until after you have established a relationship with your match.

CARICATURES, CARTOONS, PHOTOS OF CHILDREN, ANIMALS, OBJECTS AND NATURE BY THEMSELVES.

So not allowed on our site. Just no!

YOUR ANSWERS TO OUR PROFILE QUESTIONNAIRE.

Many people find it excruciating to write anything on their ABOUT ME section. That is why we, at Exist, made a decision to eliminate that task. Instead, we created a questionnaire that’s short and simple and yet, give people some insight into who you are and what you are about. But some still find a way to LIE when answering our questions. Why lie about your age, gender, and ethnicity? Don’t waste your time crafting a fake online persona that will come crashing down on you like a pile of cards the minute you meet your date face to face.

YOUR DATING SEARCH.

Make the first move. Don’t wait for someone to contact you. Communicating with other members at Exist is totally free. Like free! Send unlimited email, private chat messages, and winks to our members who strike your fancy. You may also join Group Chat Rooms to get more visibility. The more members you meet, the sooner you get to accomplish that all-important goal. Finding your life partner.

KEEP UPDATING YOUR PROFILE PHOTO.

Make sure you use a current photo. The amount of messages you receive in your inbox is an indication of how your profile is performing on our dating site. Update your main photo and the other photos in your gallery to get noticed more.