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Online dating is no longer taboo! In fact, of the 54 million currently single people in the United States, 41 million of them have tried online dating. However, according to CEO of the Three Day Rule, Talia Goldstein, creating an online dating profile can be tricky. Here are three things you should know to create a successful profile. 

1) Be proactive. Women shouldn't wait around in the hopes that they will get messages. The more proactive you are, the better. Men are used to being the ones to initiate messages so they are flattered when you reach out first. Many of the success stories we know, the woman reached out to the man.

2) Better me. Present the best version of yourself. First impressions matter, especially in your online dating profile. Men are visual creatures so be thoughtful about the pictures you include in your profile. Get feedback from your male friends to help you pick your most attractive pictures. Use your pictures to tell a story about yourself and show different sides of your personality.

3) Tease them. Remember the online profile is just a teaser. Don’t write your entire life story in the “About me” section. Write a few lines that give him a glimpse into your personality, interests, and what you're passionate about so he has some material to work. Keep your descriptions positive and upbeat - no need to mention any baggage or past drama. Don't write a long laundry list of things you are looking for in a partner. This is a major turnoff and will make him think you are too high maintenance for him.

Bonus: You don't have to date online. There are other options besides online dating to meet new people. Ask your friends to set you up, pick up a new hobby, attend professional networking events, or work with a matchmaker. Working with a Three Day Rule matchmaker is a great solution for singles. When you work with a matchmaker, you can spend more time enjoying the actual process of dating, rather than worrying about how to find your next potential date.

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