Online Profile Makeovers

There are 107 million singles in the US over the age of 18. In the world of online dating, where up to 40 million singles search for love every day, first impressions are everything. Your online photos and profile are your personal advertisement in cyberspace; they need to be amazing. Simply put - you need to have a fun, positive profile and great photos to attract the attention of high quality people.

Smart Dating Academy's online makeovers have resulted in marriages, babies, and have been featured nationally on Steve Harvey TV and 1st Look because of their amazing results. We have an unparalleled knowledge of the art and science of online dating.


PHOTOS

 

90% of your online success is based on your photos.    Your opening headshot is the most important photo you have - it must capture someone's attention instantly, and make them want to learn more. It should be smiling, looking at the camera, and a clear shot of your face. Check out Jill's before and after photos above;  she is the beauty you see in Photo #2, and was inundated with responses after her Smart Dating photo shoot.

Simply put:  if your photos are not amazing, the right people may continue to pass you by.    We understand the importance of this, and have the most cutting edge research on what works in online dating photos.    Smart Dating Academy has one of the best photo studios in the industry; people travel from all over the nation to do their photos in our downtown Chicago location.     That's because our results are impeccable;  we understand the art and science of dating photos.

We take natural indoor & outdoor shots, with several outfit changes - so you look your absolute best, and have many photos to choose from.    Every picture we take of you can be yours - there are no sitting fees, fees per photo, etc. It is truly an "all-inclusive" experience - that you will never forget.   We take headshots and body shots which are natural yet command attention, which are key to online dating success.

 

Online Profile Makeover as seen on the Steve Harvey Show!

Your online dating success depends on the effectiveness of your profile. Use the tips below, as demonstrated with Chanel's profile on the Steve Harvey Show, to improve your online presence.

 

Not only is it important to include beautiful and natural photos, but it is also essential to think about the message the photos are sending. A classy and non-suggestive photo sends the message that you are looking for a long distance relationship and not just a fun time. The response to suggestive or revealing photos is usually also suggestive in nature. You want to attract genuine and respectful attention, not attention that objectifies you. 

 

Statistics show that those viewing your profile want to see body shots. Show how beautiful you are and improve your chances for favorable responses!

Rewriting Chanel's online profile:

Chanel's profile is filled with negative phrases, which can make it seem like she has baggage. This can make her seem unappealing instead of the fun, genuine, and smart woman she is! Stay away from stating what you do not want or describing that you are not a certain way.

Notice how the language is not negative, but is fun and flirty. This positive language helps bring out your great personality and makes you very attractive and appealing to someone who is viewing your profile. Be careful of what you write in your profile - make sure you have the right tone!


TIPS FOR WRITING PROFILES

  1. Spell and Grammar Check, Please!
    Poor spelling and grammar are BIG turn offs for men and women. Of 1,000 people surveyed by Smart Dating Academy and online dating site Chemistry.com – over 60% said they would NOT respond to someone with poor grammar.
  2. Be POSITIVE - No negativity or baggage
    Showing your warm, fun side humanizes you! Don’t talk about your dog with cancer, divorces, or make statements like this, “If you’re just looking to hook up – move on” or “If you don’t have a job – go the other way. Puts a bad taste in the reader’s mouth.
  3. Be concise
    Your profile should NOT be 1-2 sentences, but it’s also NOT the place to tell your life story (that will come later)! In essays where you need to describe yourself and who you’re looking for, stick to a few paragraphs!
  4. Pick a great username and headline!
    Think about 3-5 adjectives that describe you to help come up with an interesting username. For example, if you’re a great cook, and a nurse, you could be “TopChefNurse!” And your headline could be, “Can perform instant triage in the kitchen.”

ONLINE PROFILES

Having a fun, positive, profile with lots of specifics about you is a key to online success - you can't sound boring-schmoring like most.    It's VERY difficult for most people to write about themselves in a way that's captivating, memorable, and authentic....and that's where we come in! Through our extensive questionnaires and interviews with clients, we've written hundreds of profiles for clients around the country - with excellent results.    Here is a sample of a client's online profile for Chemistry.com, before Smart Dating, and after our makeover!

BEFORE:
I like to travel, and would consider myself adventurous.    I'm a teacher, and am just as comfortable in jeans as I am at a black tie - and love to have a good time.     I'm fun, funny, and smart."

AFTER:
Adventure and I have always been friends. When I was 8, I saw acrobats in the Bozo circus and thought it would be pretty cool to swing from a jungle gym rope…with my teeth. Lost a tooth with that stunt. After grad school I sold everything I owned to move to Guatemala to volunteer teach, and lived abroad for 8 years. Been swimming with sharks in Palau, chased by bees on The Great Wall of China and also through the ruins of Tikal. (I don’t know if it was the same bees).