I still remember the worst thing I ever read on a dating profile: "As well as a pretty face you should have an intoxicating soul, I want to drown in your aura" which brings me to the next point made by e Harmony.
"Don't indulge the inner narcissist", meaning "don't demand that your future partner love, worship, and adore you.
Some more common pitfalls are using too many group shots, including pics with your ex, or shots taken at your wedding (yes, really), too many selfies (what does that say about you? That any adult would choose to include pictures of children on a dating website has always struck me as inappropriate and bizarre. With Tinder's success (50 million users worldwide) it was inevitable that other fast, fun apps would follow, and Karl Gregory of says the emergence of wearable technology is set to have a huge impact on how we access online dating sites in the future.In the last 12 months we've seen the launch of Happn (which uses GPS tracking and then lists people you have crossed paths with), Daatch (a new app for lesbian daters which just launched in Ireland) and Bumble, the brainchild of former-Tinder exec Whitney Wolfe.My personal advice when writing your profile is not to be too generic.If I had a penny for every time I read a dating profile describing people who like coffee, traveling and spending time with friends, I'd be richer than Donald Trump.CHOOSING THE RIGHT SITE: London-based Charly Lester started a career in dating accidentally when her 30 Dates blog, chronicling her mission to find love took off. "Think of it like you are looking to date the site as well as the people on it", she says. Avail of free trials, sign up for three months at a time and "dip your toe" until you find one that fits. The last time I dated online I signed up for Guardian Soulmates, because I live in London and it's a newspaper I read, and I don't want to date someone who voted for Tony Blair. For example, Lovestruck is aimed at single professionals while Tinder tends to attract fun-seeking 18-24 years olds.
You could go niche with sites tailored to single parents, country bumpkins, over-50s, Christians, or men and women in uniform.Instead, focus on what you have to offer." Do try to keep it lighthearted, don't overshare and if you are really struggling, ask a mate you trust for help.There are people out there who will gladly take your money to write your dating profile for you; but honestly, if you are too busy to spend 10 minutes writing a profile then you are too busy to date. Photos are a major stumbling block, and you see the same mistakes over and over again online. Again, it sounds silly, but your pictures should look like you, not taken from a freak flattering angle and not taken 10 years ago.Whatever site you choose, the important thing is not to stagnate, according to Lester.When it starts to feel like a job rather than fun, take a break and pick up again in a few months. With so many free options available, you might wonder if it's worth it to pay for online dating. Members of sites like e Harmony, which requires members to fill out lengthy questionnaires, and charges membership fees of up to £40 per month, are usually looking for serious, long-term relationships.Last year Zoosk conducted a survey which concluded that full-body photos boost both sexes success by 203%.