Top Ten Video Profile Creation Tips

Video profiles bring much more organic connections to online dating, you can show your true self and utilize your full set of traits rather than choosing your most artsy Instagram shots. So we've gathered some tips on how to create a more authentic and engaging video profile.

  1. Showcase your skills

    Do you play an instrument or have you mastered a sport? Get a friend (or tripod) and record some quick footage of you in the zone. This shows potential dates some of your interests and skills, someone is bound to be impressed!

    64% of people who use online dating sites are looking for someone they have something in common with.
  2. Be truthful and authentic to yourself

    Once you start dating someone this information will be quickly revealed, and nobody likes a liar. Being truthful from the start is the only solution.

    20% of women surveyed admitted to using an older photo from when they were younger and thinner. More than 40% of men said they lied about their jobs in an effort to sound more successful.

  3. Use Humour

    Even the most mundane of tasks can be more enjoyable having the right partner to share them with, similar styles of humour is a major indicator of compatibility and studies show

    24.5% of women look first for someone with a sense of humour when choosing a partner.

  4. Get someone to help

    Asking your friends and family for input when creating your profile can show users a look at the more personal aspects of your life. Someone with an opinion you trust and will be straight with you will tell you if you are coming off as overconfident or shy. They can share ideas about your character that you might have passed over.

    Some 22% of online daters have asked someone to help them create or review their profile.

  5. Be Romantic

    After all - you are looking for love! Showcasing your romantic side, and things you like to do on dates helps viewers understand more about your character. Do you like walks at dusk, or exploring new areas? Share some of the most exciting and memorable dates you have been on and really attract your potential matches.

  6. Introduce your family/friends

    Allowing a closer look into your personal life and who you spend time with can be intimidating, but it shows that you care enough to associate the ones around you with your own happiness. This is a trait many people find valuable, and if you’re going to be spending the rest of your lives together - you need to get along with each other’s inner circle.

  7. Show yourself at work

    If it’s cool with your boss, opening up your work life is one way to show potential dates what you do with most of your time and how your career is shaping up. You don’t have to be an executive to impress. Showcase your demeanour around your coworkers, showcase how good you are at your job.

  8. Share some of your future plans

    Before going too far into a relationship, we must know what sort of future goals we are intruding on, or being included in. If you aren’t into marriage, but your lover is, that’s a serious talk that needs to happen ASAP. It can be worked around in cases, but sometimes unavoidable. Putting this out into the open allows other users to know how serious you are about a relationship.

  9. Share your achievements

    Speaking on your achievements isn’t bragging if you do it right. Choose your proudest moment from your life so far where you went above and beyond and really made an impact.

  10. Share what you are looking for

    The most obvious tip when creating a video profile for online dating, is to share what you’re looking for in a relationship. What type of person do you want to meet? What are you interested in doing together? How much of a commitment are you into? These are all vital pieces of information when forming a bond with someone, nobody wants to become committed to someone who isn’t interested in the same level of engagement back in a relationship.

Now that you’ve read our best tips to help you create your video profile, give it a try. Create your own with the Zepeel app today - find love anywhere.

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