If you think you can add random details to your matrimonial profile and receive interests from members, forget it! You’ve registered on the website for a purpose. Think that it’s your online resume and spend sometime thinking about what to write. Remember, you need to highlight your attributes and set the tone of your personality. We list down 5 rules to keep in mind while constructing your masterpiece…
1. Choose the Right Community
Finding a partner online is helpful because you have the option of choosing the type of environment you want to explore. All you have to do is select the right community, fill in other details about you and the kind of partner you’re looking for and finally search for a match.
2. Be Honest
It’s easy to lie when you’re online. But, it’s better to be honest. In case, you find someone on the website and you plan your first date, s/he will know that you lied online, especially if you posted someone else’s picture. People need to get what they saw on your profile when they meet you in person. If you misrepresent yourself (like using a very old photo), you’ve lost the chance of being on a second date with the person. Also, do not hide red flags like a divorce or children. Potential matches will find out at some point anyway.
3. Post ‘Happy’ Pictures
Ever seen those pictures of people ‘Before’ and ‘After’ the weight loss plan? The person is always frowning in the ‘Before’ picture, where as in the ‘After’ picture, there’s a huge smile, which is supposed to help sell a product. Similarly, happy pictures have more chances of getting people to express interest in you. So, choose pictures that make you look nice, fun and outgoing.
4. Focus on Your Uniqueness
This allows you to find people who are compatible with you. Focus on the interesting and uncommon things about you that you would want your prospective spouse to know (but avoid writing about your childhood hobbies like stamp collecting or making book marks, etc) You could talk about your love for food or your love for an indie band or a weird artist. Those are the types of things that will help you find your Mr. or Mrs. Right.
5. Be Funny
We know it’s a matrimonial profile, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be humorous. A witty profile is tough for people to resist, so if you’re witty show it in your profile — but don’t force the jokes please!
- Vipasha Pillai