If you're swiping like mad to get a date in time for Valentine's Day, you'll want to make sure your profile is in tip-top shape.
Sure, you may think your profile is swipe-worthy, but why not consult the experts? After all, 22 percent of online daters have asked somebody to help them create their profile.Get in the mood for Valentine's Day 2019 with this romantic playlist
Here are five ways to update your dating profile and make sure you're not stuck at home alone on Valentine's Day. Happy swiping!
Make sure your photos are relatively recent.
You've likely changed your hair or your fashion sense over the past few years, and you want to make sure your date can recognize you when you meet up. You should update your photos often, too. No shame in trying to see which photos you get the most swipes from.Valentine's Day 2019: How well do you know these romantic movie quotes? Take our quiz
Make sure you have a variety of photos.
You contain multitudes. So why not make sure your potential suitors know that? According to OKCupid, you should make sure you have a solo shot and pictures from traveling or doing hobbies you enjoy. Group shots can be fun, too, to show off that you have a friend group and enjoy having a good time -- just make sure all your shots aren't group photos, since the person on the other end of the phone won't know which one is you.
You should also make sure to include full-body shots, but there are some differences between genders, according to Zoosk: for men, outdoor photos get the most messages and selfies get the least; for women, selfies get the most messages and outdoor photos get the least.
Most apps even let you integrate your Instagram profile, so you can make sure your potential dates get a good handle on who you are and what you're about.Valentine's DIY: Skip the greeting card this year and get creative
Show your personality in your bio.
According to Hinge, profiles that include "confessions, self-deprecation or show off a spontaneous side" lead to the most conversations. Two truths and a lie can be fun and show something about yourself or your sense of humor! Hinge says talking about your family, hinting at what you'd like to do on a date or self-promotion lead to the fewest conversations.
Zoosk statistics say some of the most popular bios include mentions of exercise, reading and writing, music and motorcycles, so if you're interested in those things -- show it off!
Proofread your profile or have a friend do it for you.
Bad spelling and grammar is a turn-off. It's that simple.Valentine’s Day 2019: These are the most romantic restaurants in the country
Everyone wants to present the best version of themselves for potential dates, but don't be shady. Don't lie about your age, your height, your job, your interests. After all, we're all looking for somebody who loves us for who we are for real, right?Love is in the air: Travel to these romantic cities for Valentine's Day