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Best Gay Dating Practices: Dating Profile Strategy 101

October 8, 2019

best gay datingFor now until the rest of the year, I have the pleasure of being DatingAdvice.com’s “Gay Relationship Expert,” giving readers my best gay dating advice. Check out my second article I wrote for them this month…

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We’re in a millennial world when it comes to dating. We don’t even realize that we might not be the best gay dating practitioners. Whether you’re 18 or 68, one of the most efficient ways to meet someone special is through online and mobile dating. How do you navigate your dating ship through this sea of potential treasures? Here are my top tips for having more of a successful experience.

1. Use Quality Photos Where People Can See Your Face

We’re men. We’re visual men. Period. Your photos are all you have when it comes to creating the best first impression. I think a lot of men want to get a physical glimpse of your energy and lifestyle. Your photos are a representation of the mosaic of your life.

As a professional matchmaker and telling many clients the best gay dating advice for many years, my favorite client photos are well-cropped, good quality images of them out and about with friends. You don’t want someone to think your friend is more attractive than you, and you don’t want every other photo to be of you with a drink in your hand.

Absolutely no hats, sunglasses, or selfies. I never really understood why people post five selfies and expect that to make the best impression. If you aren’t sure which photos to use, show your best friends and ask for their honest and objective opinion. That candid feedback will only provide you with more right swipes.

2. Don’t Leave Your Bio Empty, and Be Interesting and Specific

These are my pet peeves I’ve seen clients put in their dating profile bios:

“I’ll get to this later.”
“I like the outdoors, new adventures, and pizza.”
“Hit me up if u wanna chat. msg my IG… I don’t receive msgs here.”

The survival of the fittest phrase is important to note here. Practice being the best gay dating individuals. The more thought you give your bio, the more you actually filter out the candidates that will wind up wasting your time. Let’s pick up the dating profile paintbrush and continue painting the picture of that mosaic that will be attractive to someone. What makes you unique? What specifically are you looking for in regard to an ideal mate? Do you have any major dealbreakers?

There’s no need to start a conversation with someone if you’re deathly allergic to his lovely feline friend or if you aren’t down dating carnivores when you’ve been a vegan for the past decade – this is some of my best gay dating advice I could give you. People really value honesty and appreciate that you have a relationship resumé.

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