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But wait… Before you log in, you need to read these Top 7 POF Dating Tips that will triple your response rate and deliver more high-quality dates than ever before:
1. Get More Responses With Copy & Paste Messages
If you want maximum results in the shortest amount of time possible, using copy and paste messages is essential.
Think about it – why spend 20 minutes struggling to craft a perfect icebreaker tailored for one particular woman who may or may not reply, when you could spend 5 minutes sending a “one size fits all” message to 20 women?
Check out this article for tons of tips on how to write an irresistible icebreaker that will have you scheduling a date in no time. But here’s the secret in a nutshell:
- Ask a question – make it easy for her to respond
- Create an emotional response by asking her something fun to think about
- Be creative and playful to stand out from the competition
Here’s an example, which works well because most women enjoy travel:
See what kind of a response each message gets – if it has a poor response rate, tweak it or use a different one. Pretty soon you’ll have an arsenal of messages women can’t wait to respond to.
2. Sort Your Matches By Most Recent Login
The “Sort By” option allows you to organize your matches by how recently they were active on the site. Only message users who’ve logged onto the site recently, preferably within the last 24 hours. Don’t waste your time reaching out to people who may never get back to you.
If you’re not a paid member of the site, you can’t see the exact date they were last online. But you can still organize it so your matches with the most recent logins appear at the top.
3. Select Solid Photos
Now it’s time to focus on your profile. Your picture is the first thing she’ll see, so make sure it’s a good one. If you aren’t sure what photo to use, ask a female friend for advice.
Better yet, ask several – and have them rank their favorites. Choose the ones that consistently rank the highest. Gather even more opinions online with sites like PhotoFeeler.
Invest some time in your photo selection, it will pay off in the end. Women make a split second decision about whether they’re interested in you or not, so don’t shoot yourself in the foot with a bad photo.
Check out this article for a ton of tips to make sure your photos rock.
4. Grab Her Attention With An Intriguing Headline & Username
Your headline appears right next to your photo in her search results, so use it to stand out from the crowd. Spark her interest and she’ll read the rest of your profile.
She’ll also be checking you out before responding to your icebreaker message, so don’t make poor choices like these guys did.
If you have a headline along the same lines as Truthizntheeyez’s poetic nod to King Kong, head on over to the Edit Profile page and change it.
You’ll also want to steer clear of the boring (Hello/Hi/Wassup?), the desperate (Looking for the one/Let’s hang out!!!), and the can’t-be-bothered (Not sure what to put here…).
Here’s how to do it right:
Headlines should spark her interest, and elude to good things to come. If they’re fun or intriguing, all the better. A catchy headline will pique her interest, and get her to click on your profile instead of that other guy’s. Try something like:
- “Open at your own risk”
- “Let’s throw a dart at a map”
- “It all started when the Russian police invaded our hotel…”
- “Adventure wanted… inquire within”
For more ideas on writing headlines that will leave her wanting to know more, check out this article.
Imagine the type of woman you want to date – attractive, funny, and great smile. Now picture her inbox. It’s crammed full of messages from hopeful guys, and your username needs to appeal to her more than theirs or she’ll never even read it.
Catch her eye with a creative username.
Usernames should follow the same rules – don’t be desperate (LonelyHeart12), don’t be lazy (John123), and don’t be crass (Asstazztick).
You want to inspire, inform, and intrigue her. CaliGuy7989 isn’t going to cut it. Not only does it telegraph “I put zero thought into this”, she’ll skim right over it in her inbox.
To generate interesting ideas, grab a piece of paper and write down some of your hobbies, words associated with your occupation, and words that are fun to say, like “sizzle”. That’s how you come up with gems like “TechViking”, “IJuggleFire” and “GetAwayDriver”.
For more username tips, check out this article.
5. Write A Great Profile
A good photo, interesting headline and username will get women to check you out. Once they do, you want a profile that instantly hooks them.
You might write a profile you think is great, but it bores everyone else. Have a friend read it before you post it. Research shows that 1 in 5 online daters have asked someone to look over their profile.
Check out this article for tips to write a winning profile.
6. Keep Up The Momentum
When you start swapping messages with someone you’re interested in, timing is important. You want to be responsive, but you also want her to think you’ve got an active, full life offline.
Think about what kind of image you want to project. If the other person is sending you messages fifteen minutes after you send yours, do you want to respond instantly and come off as needy, desperate, or seem like you don’t have anything else to do?
An easy guideline is to roughly mirror their response time. If they take a day or two to write back to you, take around the same amount of time. But on the other hand, if the woman is messaging you back right away, don’t leave them hanging for twenty minutes or an hour.
Write back and keep that momentum going.
7. Consider Bringing In The Professionals To Do It For You
60% of daters say that online dating gets them the most amount of dates. But it can take a lot of time and energy. So why not skip to the fun part of actually dating by outsourcing all of it to a team of seasoned professionals?
Here at ViDA, we know the process of writing up profiles, finding matches, and sending messages can be draining. And that’s why we can provide you with experts who interview you, set up your profiles, and find the best matches for you.
With the amount of singles out there on Plenty of Fish, it can be daunting. But with these tips you’re well on your way to getting the most out of the site and attracting matches instead of pushing them away. So what are you waiting for? Log in and get started now!