Profile Tips

Great conversations start with great profiles

We know that filling out your profile can be daunting. Thinking about where to start, what to include and what to leave out can seem overwhelming at first, but taking the time to fill out your profile will ensure that you are showing off your best self to potential matches.

We want your profile to be memorable to other users. Here are our best tips help you get the most responses to your messages with a profile that lets your personality shine through!

The Basics

1. Upload an image of you smiling and having fun

Profiles with images get 10 times as many views as profiles without. The more images you have, the greater your chance of meeting someone special.

2. How would your friends describe you?

Having a generic profile won’t help you get noticed in the crowd. Think about how your friends might describe you and give others a sense of what it’s like to be around you. Talk about your lifestyle, how you like to spend your Saturdays, or what you love about your city. Describe your hobbies. If you love sports, say which ones. If you are the creative type, let them know! The more information you include, the easier it will be for a match to know what to write in their message to you. Keep it to a couple of paragraphs. This is your chance to shine and really show off your personality!

3. Add your interests

Listing your interests on your profile is a great way to make connections with other users. The more interests you have, the more likely you are to have interests in common with a potential match. This is a great, casual way to connect with people with whom you already have something in common!

4. Come up with a catchy Headline

Your headline appears in various places around POF, usually next to your username. It is one of the first things another user sees when they come across your profile, so it should be something that will catch their attention. If you’re looking for ideas, think about something flirty or memorable, or even a song lyric. For example, “Terrible at board games” or “I love hot wings” are cute headlines that might help others strike up a conversation with you.

The Details

1. Be confident

A confident, friendly profile is the most attractive and engaging to other users. Own who you are, and leave out any negativity. Are you funny? Be funny. Are you a nerd? Be nerdy. The right person for you will appreciate your funny or nerdy profile and be interested to know more.

2. Be honest

You and your future match will both appreciate it if you are honest in your profile. Any white lies will come out when you meet up offline, anyway. Being yourself is the best way to attract the right person for you!

3. Be dynamic

Updating your profile often is a good way to stay current on the site. Someone who has already viewed your profile may be intrigued by what they see the next time they come across it. Try updating your interests, your description or adding a new image to see if you get better results.

4. Be concise

Keep your description to about two paragraphs. You don’t want to get too wordy and risk losing your audience in a landslide of detail. Include your basic info and a few funny or charming details, and leave the rest for the first date. And don’t forget to proofread!

5. Be positive

Try to avoid talking about what you don’t want. Dwelling on the type of person or characteristics that you aren’t looking for won’t help attract the person you are. Instead, keep an open mind. POF’s Success Stories are full of users who found love with someone with whom they least expected to.

And Always Remember

You’re going to view a lot of profiles, and a lot of other users will view your profile as well. You won’t be attracted to everyone that you see, and vice versa. That’s okay. The more that you can show who you really are in your profile, the better conversations you’ll have. The point is to attract the perfect person for YOU, so let your unique personality shine through!


Found this helpful? Check out our tips for writing better messages too!