"Putting up pictures that represent what you look like means you don't have to worry later, if he or she doesn't call you to go out again, that it's because of how you look," Allison says.
"Be honest about who you are."Avoid pictures of yourself with either too many props or too many other people.
"But when you think about it, when you go out, you get only one chance to make a great first impression.
With a profile, you get as many as you want." Casey suggests new users break down their profile in to four parts—the picture, the headline, the username and the paragraph.
" Casey says the answer should be fun and playful and prompt people to want to click into your profile to get to know you better.
"Something like ' This week I'm looking for a great cocktail date near Central Park' is fun and makes your profile stand out. The first, Casey says, should be about who you are and what you like to do.
"There weren't a lot of people using the Internet to date back then," she says.
"All the numbers and letters jumbled together make it really hard to figure out what it means."Stay clear of anything too provocative.Casey suggests including photos from recent vacations as well as those that feature you taking part in a hobby you enjoy. Don't include too many pictures of you with other people."There are so many guys online who will include pictures of themselves with other women," Allison says."You don't know who those women are, and it sends the wrong impression."If the name you want is taken, don't try to force one.According to experts, honesty, patience and a well-thought-out profile are all anyone needs to find true love.How to build an online dating profile The Profile The key to successful dating online is a well-written user profile.