Dating tips

Getting a date with one of the world’s most eligible singles doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are three simple steps to get you started. We can’t promise you a date with a CEO or a film star, but we can help you to maximise your chances of making a connection.


Make A Good First Impression


Your profile picture is one of the first things that your match will see when they view your profile or open your message, so make yours count.


You don’t have to be a model to take a great profile picture (although plenty of our members are). After all, you have a lot more to offer than just your looks. The key to a great picture is to be accurate but flattering. It should show your matches who you are as a person while reflecting you in the best possible light. It should also be a picture that your match will recognise when you meet in person.


So how do you put that into practice? The first step in taking a flattering picture is to avoid taking an unflattering one. Mirror selfies are right out. Get someone else to hold the camera, use a tripod, or prop your phone up against something. Don’t use the flash on your smartphone, either. That kind of direct lighting can be very harsh. Getting outside in the “golden hour” shortly after sunrise or before sunset will give you warm, flattering lighting.


Second, use pictures of yourself that display your lifestyle and the things that you care about. Are you passionate about rock climbing? Lead with a picture of yourself scaling a rock face. Do you enjoy sailing? Take a picture on the deck of your yacht. Your match should be able to learn something about you by looking at your profile picture.


Third, you can never go wrong with a simple headshot. Your matches will often be viewing your picture at thumbnail size, so a full body portrait from far away might not give them much idea of what you look like.


Finally, don’t be afraid to turn to a professional. An experienced portrait photographer will be able to give you flattering, well-lit pictures that stand out amidst a sea of selfies. Booking a session is one of the most effective investments that you can make in your dating life.


Make Your Profile Work For You


After your pictures, your profile text is the second thing that your matches will look at. A good profile serves two important functions. First, it demonstrates to your matches who you are and what kind of relationship you are looking for. Second, it filters out people who wouldn’t be right for you.


When writing your profile, keep it short but informative. You want to provide enough information to interest your potential matches while still leaving them plenty to ask about on your first date.


There’s also another reason why you should fill out as much of your profile as possible. All of the headings are connected to the search feature, so if you leave them blank, you run the risk of not appearing in searches. That said, if there is any information that you don’t feel comfortable sharing, feel free to leave it out.


Be Active, Not Passive


Success doesn’t just happen to people. While you can wait around for people to message you, you are much more likely to find the match you want if you message the ones that you are interested in getting to know better. Remember, these are some of the world’s most successful people. You will have competition.


That doesn’t mean that you have to spend hours crafting long messages, though. No-one is expecting Shakespeare. Your matches are busy people too, so short but personalised messages will do better than multi-paragraph essays. Think Twitter, not LinkedIn.


The key is to make sure that your message is tailored to the person who you are messaging. If you could recycle the same message and send it unaltered to the next person who catches your eye, it isn’t a good message. The simplest way to write a good message is to find something interesting in your match’s profile, like an unusual career or a cool hobby, and then send them a message about that. Try asking an open-ended question so they have something to respond to.


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