This time last year saw a 94 per cent increase in people singing up compared to their daily average.'In my experience, selfies on dating sites either involve the guy snapping a quick picture of himself as he loads his profile (no effort made) or stripping off in a desperate attempt to show off his buff body while trying out a moody male model look (far too much effort made).'I'd much rather see a picture of a nice smiling guy on a night out with friends or on holiday than one who has clearly spent too much time in front of a mirror in his bedroom.
Photodate is a fully featured dating service offered either directly to the end user (B2C) or to innovating MNOs.
It provides a clear, easy to use environment where the user can access all the functions within just a few clicks.
'It's encouraging when you see a profile where a man specified books, music and fitness as interests because it makes them appear well rounded,' says online dater Lauren Keith, who is currently dating someone she met on Plenty Of Fish.'It's off-putting when a man only seems interested in going out with his mates and getting drunk.
I think it also shows that they're actually thinking about what women may want to hear and putting a real effort into their profile.
No more annoying and hard to remember SMS commands, it’s all visually presented: creating a profile and uploading photos is a matter of seconds, browsing photos is as easy as it is on the web and searching with multiple criteria is very straight forward.
By adding social networking features, users can interact with each other in cool new ways (comments, status, exchanging virtual gifts etc).
Comment on something specific to the profile to stop the message from feeling too copied and pasted. Send a message that shows me you're interested in me as a person, not just looks. Refrain from being too blatant, but compliment something specific, i.e.
But also don't comment on something too obvious, like 'The picture from New York looks nice. 'You have stellar dress sense' rather than 'You're so beautiful'.
At match.com, we've found that people simply don't have time to study a photograph to work out which one is you!