In the crowded world of online dating, a love of beaches and sunsets isn’t enough anymore. To help Internet Romeos snag an e-date, experts offer tips for the perfect online profile, reports Reuters. No. 1: Ditch the old photos (the Saturday Night Fever getup gives you away) in favor of something recent. And opt for an expressive user name—think Live2Laugh, not JSmith101.
E-dating advisers also recommend sharing your unique personality (hint: a love of candlelit dinners doesn’t count) and, despite the seeming anonymity of the Web, being honest. People using the sites “want to meet in person,” Match.com’s CEO reminds us. Lastly, lose the picky attitude and focus on what you’re looking for instead of who you don’t want to meet.