Top 5 Online Dating Profile Tips For Guys

Does your online dating profile need a boost? This expert advice gets results.

attractive online dating profileWhether you’ve had your online dating profile for years or you just started writing it, these top 5 dating profile tips will attract beautiful, smart women online – and get them to actually respond to your messages.

1. Choose your strongest photos.

A good photo can make or break your online dating profile. Hiring a professional to snap your picture in a natural environment is a great way to go, but if you want to use photos you already have, choose them wisely.  

Keep these simple DOs and DON’Ts in mind:


  • Pick photos where you are the center of attention
  • Demonstrate a lifestyle she wants to be a part of
  • Show off your hobbies and interests in your photos
  • Use at least 3 but no more than 7 pictures
  • Get feedback from your female friends, or online at sites like or


  • Post any ab-shots or half naked photos (they don’t work)
  • Use racy or suggestive photos
  • Choose all group shots
  • Select photos taken with flash (it adds 7 years to your age)

For even more tips on selecting perfect profile pictures, check out this article.

Women are going to form an impression of you within 1/10th of a second based on your photos, so make them count.

2. Catch her eye with a creative username.

terrible usernameAlong with your photo, your username is one of the first things a woman sees when she visits your online dating profile. Come up with something creative and intriguing to entice her to keep reading.

Here’s a hint: “Mark123456” and “Looking4Love” are neither creative nor intriguing. If she’s attractive, her inbox is crammed full of messages from guys just like you. And if your user name bores her, she’s going to skip your message and click on the one that catches her eye.

Try one like “AheadOfThePack” or “ChallengingFate”.

These usernames make her curious to learn more about you. Note they also start with letters in the first half of the alphabet. Not only will your name pop up closer to the top of alphabetized search results, but research shows some measures of success, like education and income levels, are linked with names higher in the alphabet.

Click here for even more tips on how to create a catchy username.

3. Have a funny and engaging headline.

Some of the most popular online dating sites like PlentyofFish and MillionaireMatch feature short headlines alongside your photo and username in search results.

If you are worried your headline isn’t creative enough, don’t stress yourself out. This article will tell you everything you need to know about writing the perfect headline.

But here’s a quick summary: Your headline should be catchy and enticing. Avoid general greetings or obvious/cliche lines like “Hey”, “Headline goes here” and “Looking for my dream girl.” Those aren’t going to catch her eye, or even worse, she’ll be rolling them.

dating headline tip

Headlines that work show you are confident, witty, and have something interesting to say. Think more along the lines of “Open at your own risk” or “Hope you’ve got a passport.” Make her laugh or make her curious and she’ll be more likely to click on your profile.

4. Write a winning profile.

She’s attracted to your photo and wooed by your username and headline. Next up? Your profile. This is the meat of your online dating personality, so it’s important to do it right.

Read this article for a breakdown on how to write a winning online dating profile in 60 minutes or less. But for the time being, here are the key tips to transform your profile from mediocre to amazing:

  • Don’t just list adjectives and personality traits. Tell stories that illustrate those qualities instead.
  • Use proper grammar and spelling. Write in full sentences.
  • Be authentic, and don’t just write what you think women want to read. Studies show women are more attracted to a man who seems genuine.
  • Make your profile around 70-75% about you, and 25-30% about what you’re looking for.  
Bonus Pro Tip: When using dating sites like and OkCupid, refresh your profile regularly. Making small changes to your content or changing up your photos will send your profile straight to the front page of her search results. Click here for expert online dating profile help.

5. Create a consistent identity.

dating profile tipsWhen a woman looks at your photos and reads your profile, she should be able to create a mental image of who you are. But if your photos contradict what you say in your profile, chances are she’s going to feel like something isn’t quite right and move on.

Think of it this way – if your profile says you prefer staying in and relaxing at home on the weekends, but all of your photos are of you out clubbing and getting wasted, she’s not going to know what to believe. And she’s probably not going to reply to your message.

Think of a statement or two that you would like women viewing your profile to associate with you. Something like, “he’s a witty business man that loves to travel” or “he’s a sensitive artist that is passionate about skiing”. Next, go through your profile and photos and make sure everything contributes to this image.

Or just have the experts here at VIDA do the work for you…

Photos, headlines, catching her attention with your life story… it’s not easy to create the kind of profile that attracts beautiful women!

So if you don’t have the time it takes to do it right, or you’re tired of not getting any dates, why not consider outsourcing dating altogether?

Here at VIDA, our dating profile writers know all the secrets to creating and managing a profile that will get you dates with the women you like best.

Click here to find out more so you can meet your ideal girl by next weekend!

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