To help you avoid easy mistakes and keep you from spending the foreseeable future alone, here's a four-step plan to make your profile more attractive and land you a date with the person of your dreams.
1. Figure out who you want
Who is your ideal partner? What are their interests? What do they do for work? How old are they? Where are they from? The more specific you are the better -- then you can use your resources to attract it. If you're looking for a beach babe, set your location settings accordingly. When I was single, I opened Tinder in trendy neighborhoods that I liked because I knew that the type of guy I was trying to attract would probably hang out in that area. Sure enough, my eventual fiancé actually lived in one of those neighborhoods.
2. Figure out why they'll want you
The same way you were specific about what you want, it's important that you show you can bring something to the table. Maybe you're a hard worker. Or an excellent cook. Maybe you’re the undisputed karaoke king at the local pub. Make a list of your finer qualities, choose three favorites, and write one to two sentences highlighting them for your profile.