One of the great advantages of online dating is the ability to search through dozens of potential matches to find the type of partner you’re looking for. Of course, the flip side of this means that you have do something a little special if you want to stand out. Here are some great tips to make your online profile catch the eye of everyone who comes across it.

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Yuting (ID: 1278789) Guangzhou, China

1. Leave some mystery

You don’t have to be mysterious, per se, but the idea here is that you shouldn’t give too much away. It’s not that women don’t want to hear all the details of your awesome trip to Bali last winter, it’s just that they don’t want to hear about it yet. Tell them that you’re a traveler and you’ve been on some pretty crazy adventures, and ladies that are into that will be intrigued.

 

2. Pick the right photos

We’ll cut to the chase: Choose profile pictures that show you with family members, mixed-gender groups of friends, or pets. You’ll come across as social, caring and well-liked—because you are!

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Yanli (ID: 1278380) Zhengzou, China

3. Show off your best traits

Anyone can say that they’re funny, thoughtful or romantic. But, as your old high school writing teacher used to say, “Show, don’t tell.” Include some light-hearted humor, share a deep thought or two (nothing too heavy), or speak fondly about the traits you desire in a woman.

 

4. Make these final tweaks

You’re gonna have to trust us a bit on these last few tips. Try using the word “whom,” refer to females as “women” instead of “girls,” mention your career, and be clear about what type of relationship you’re looking for. These are all research-backed characteristics of a profile that performs well.

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Yan (ID: 1273935) Chongqing, China

Of course, the basic tenets of a good profile remain the same: Be friendly, approachable and honest. But to truly stand out, give the tricks above a shot.