Jezebel recently released a piece that explained How to Set Up the Perfect Online Dating Profile
Here’s our suggestion: add a video slideshow!
The :30 Spot is a short Animoto video that gets your point across in just half a minute. While shorter might seem easier, it often isn’t. We’re here with a guide to help you build the best :30 Spot for your dating profile!
Item 1: Image.
The cutest accurate photo of yourself you can find. Start off on a good an honest foot! If you can’t find any that fit this bill, this is the time to get your friend with the good camera to take a photo of you. (No MySpace shots for this one.)
Item 2: Text Slide.
Your site username, your age, and your location.
Item 2: Video Clip.
You, doing what you do best. Are you acting? Skiing? Running a marathon? Dancing? Keep this one short, about 2-3 seconds.
Item 3: Text Slide.
What would your friends say about you? “My friends would say…” Include something about your personality, strengths, or quirks.
Item 4: Image.
Other photos of yourself – make sure these have a little personality. Pets, musical instruments, and other props are encouraged here.
Item 5: Text Slide.
We’re stealing this idea from OKCupid – what’s your typical Friday night? (For example, “my Fridays are usually spent cooking” or “I love shooting movies with my friends.”)
Item 6: Image.
Show us your Friday!
Item 7: Text Slide.
Tell us something that is important to you. Is it your religion? A sense of humor? Will you only date other vegans?
Item 8: Image.
An image supporting this, such as you at a festival, or celebrating an accomplishment.
Item 9: Text Slide.
Call-to-Action. Tell the viewer to send you a message and tell you about him or herself!