10 steps to get you started!

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Aussie lifestyle blog 17 Bright Ideas recently spoke to Oasis.com CEO, Dave Heysen about his 17 Bright Ideas for your online dating profile to help you within the online dating world. Here are our top ten!

1. A picture says a thousand words
There’s no denying your profile picture is an essential part of your profile. It doesn’t matter what your picture is, as long as it’s flattering and conveys a little about you. Although, note to self: try and avoid the bathroom mirror selfie

2. What’s in a name?
Your username is one of the first thing other users will see when they look at your profile. Make sure you’re name is fun and catchy but, bear in mind, ‘WildCat69’ might not help you attract the kind of date you’re after.

3. Keep it short and sweet
Like all good things, sometimes less is more so keep your profile brief – leaving something for the imagination and to speak about on the first date!

4. Honesty is the best policy
Always put your best foot forward, but don’t stretch the truth. Besides, you want to find someone who is interested in you for who you are.

5. Make a move on your match
Stay proactive! If you see someone you like, make a move! What do you have to lose?

6. Regular refresh
Make sure to keep your profile up-to-date with recent photos and new interests. Make sure you give yourself the best chance of finding that perfect partner.

7. Holla back
Don’t leave the other lovely folk online hanging. If you’re interested, let them know, if not, give them the courtesy of a gentle let down.

8. Safety first!
Scamming is an issue that dating sites take very seriously. While sophisticated systems are now in place to block scammers, they can be very cunning. If you come across someone suspicious report them to the site administrator and refrain from engaging with that person. And if anyone ever asks for money it should ring instant alarm bells.

9. Be open minded
Step outside your comfort zone and consider getting in touch with someone you wouldn’t normally talk to. You never know, they might just be the person you’ve been waiting for!

10. Have fun with it!
That’s the most important thing of all.

Good luck!

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