5 Ways to Win at Lavalife
So you’ve made for free profile, received your free trial and now you’re ready to sit back, relax and let the messages roll in. Sometimes, that really might work. Most of the time, however, you do need to put in a little more effort than that. To win at online dating, and win at Lavalife, we recommend putting these five pieces of advice into action. Before long you’ll be fielding so many messages and mutual connections you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner!
1. Don’t Neglect Your Profile Picture
Often times, we choose a profile picture so quickly during the sign up process that we don’t put a ton of thought into it. From there, we get so wrapped up in completing the rest of our profile and checking out other profiles that it can be a while before we circle back and realize our profile picture’s not the best it can be.
Your profile picture makes the first impression in online dating and it’s very important that you choose one that looks great and shows off your personality. We’ve written about how to choose the best profile picture and how to take the best profile picture, so make sure to hop on over and check out those posts afterwards! We always recommend going back a day or two after creating your profile and considering changing up your profile picture. You’ll probably find that your view count crawls up and you receive more messages than ever before.
This, dear friend, is because other users truly do take notice when a new profile picture pops up. Looking at the same faces each log in quickly causes those profiles to appear “boring” or “old” even if they’re not. Keep people interested and clicking on your profile by re-evaluating your profile picture every now and again and then swapping it out for something new.
2. Stay Active
There’s no surer way to fail in the world of online dating than to create a profile only to not log in again for a month or two. Think of it this way: online dating is a lot like a busy bar. If you pop in one night and then don’t return for a few months, do you really expect the people there to remember you? To continue to pique the interest of other users and to ensure that you don’t miss out on a great opportunity, you need to log in fairly frequently.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you should give up on all of your hobbies and sit home staring at the Lavalife.com dashboard. We just mean that you should log in once a day or maybe every two days, so that your profile bumps back up in the search results and so that you’re staying on top of any new views, likes or messages.
3. Don’t Be Afraid to Break the Ice
Online dating can be a little bit nerve wracking at first, but you need to remember that the other people on Lavalife.com are likely feeling the exact same way as you! If you sit back and expect other profiles to come to you, chances are that you’ll miss out on at least 50% of potential connections. If you see a profile that interests you, don’t be afraid to make the first move and break the ice. You don’t need to do anything major, so try sending a “like” or typing up a quick message. Remember to be yourself, but also try to stand out – you can bet that the profile you’re interested in has already heard the standard greetings a handful of times.
Use your creativity, humor and personality to make your message stand out while staying true to yourself. And, above all else, make sure you’ve read the user’s profile before sending the message!
4. Check out the Forum
Lavalife.com recently launched a brand new feature called the Discussion Board. It’s Lavalife’s very own forum for all of our users to hop on and discuss whatever they please. It’s also a great way to get acquainted with users you might not have encountered in your standard search results.
Strike up a conversation with someone new by replying to their topic, or by creating your own topic entirely. Whatever you’re interested in, chances are that someone else is also interested – from the Toronto Football Club to UFC to knitting and beyond.
5. Never Underestimate the Power of a Witty Opening Line
Do you have a quirky sense of humour? Show it off in your opening line! Online dating isn’t meant to be taken 100% seriously. Sometimes, breaking the ice before a conversation even happens is the best way to go about it. If you can communicate who you are and what you’re looking for in a quick, fun way – then do it! Humorous profiles tend to make the reader feel more at ease and are actually more likely to receive responses than profiles that are completely serious.
Ready to put these tips into action? Go to Lavalife.com now and try ‘em out!