How to Create a Dating Profile in 60 Seconds
Right swipe, match, chat, and repeat.
We can’t even count how many tequila-fueled nights with friends we’ve spent passing around our phone to get help with our Bumble or Raya profile edit—maybe it was the tequila. What we can do is compile all those little nuggets of advice we’ve gathered (and remembered) into one totally comprehensive list of what we think is the best way to build out your online dating profile. A little hint: It’s about balance. Happy swiping, friends.
1. Mystery is key
Do not fill up your photo quota, whatever you do. We don’t know why, but it’s science. Pick three or four extra-good ones, like...
2. ...Using Pictures with Your Cute Friends
You are the company you keep, right?
3. Pick Good Pics
Sounds obvious AF, but if you’ve ever been on one of these apps, you’ll understand that image quality is lacking for the majority. It’s 2018, so take a good photo. Post it. Done.
4. Something Active/Adventurous
Speaking of good pics, try to choose at least 1/4 that is of you doing something fun. Travel shots are great, and ones where you’re doing something athletic or fitness-y are pretty appealing too.
Not only do you want to look happy, but a good smile showing your teeth is hella attractive. Good teeth are like a fetish or something... JK.
6. No Bio
This is a consensus amongst Cov staffers, let us tell you. Nothing. Keep this space blank. You’ll charm them with your super-clever, totally hilarious texting, and later in person, of course.
7. Be Weird
Get crazy. You’ll just have to get over yourself and say silly shit that will get their attention. Another Cov team member is known for her opener: “hey ‘Blank,’ how’s it going.” Punctuation (or lack thereof) is essential, so NO question mark. Because you’re too busy, you have better things to do, and you’re super cool, so you don’t put too much effort into your convo—but you’re thoughtful enough to use his/her name.
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