When 25-year-old Lauren Urasek created her OKCupid profile last year, she really didn’t think too hard about it. “I just wrote what seemed natural to me, uploading some photos from my Instagram and that was it,” she tells us.
But in a matter of months, she became the dating site’s most messaged female, getting an average of 35 messages a day and more than 15,000 4 or 5 star ratings in just a few months. As you can imagine, she’s been on a lot of dates, many of which she spills about in her new book “Popular.” Here, Urasek tells us how to get your profile more views and once the messages are rolling in, how to have a successful dating life without burning out.
Urasek's tips on giving your profile a boost:
Focus on the photos. “A lot of it is just about having a good variety of clear, current pictures that are a variety of shots of your face and also full-length shots,” she says, adding that she would lead with a stellar face photo.
Show your weird side.“My profile was so random. I said I liked down comforters and swimming in the ocean,” Urasek says. “Don’t say you’re outgoing or like to travel because the last five people just wrote that.”
Don’t be afraid to message first. If you’re a female, there can still be an urge to hold back messaging a guy, wanting him to pursue you instead. Urasek says to get over it. “A lot of guys now don’t want to be seen of as a creep,” she says. “Also, just like anyone else, a lot of guys are intimidated and don’t want to be rejected. Whenever I’ve asked guys out they always say they love it because most girls won’t do it.”