Hey, take a break from swiping left and learn a thing or two about giving your dating profile a makeover. That's right, your profile photos aren't cutting it, according to Clinton Kelly and Devyn Simone.
Kelly, stylist and former co-host of TLC's hit show "What Not To Wear" and Simone, a "The Real World: Brooklyn" alum, are joining forces for TLC's newest series "Love At First Swipe." Much like other makeover shows, the two are assessing contestants' style -- but this time, it's all about upping online dating games.
Sure, this might elicit an eye roll from some readers, but let's be real: there are definitely people out there who want to know how they can find more (and better) matches ... which could lead to dates or long-term commitments.
So, in honor of the series premiere of "Love At First Swipe," Kelly and Simone talked to The Huffington Post about what makes a great profile.
First of all, don't be ashamed of wanting to improve your profile. Simone and Kelly stress the point that this is about what you want to find in a partner, so if you aren't feeling inspired, here are some crucial things to consider.
One: If it's broken, fix it. "If no one's responding to your profile, write something different," Kelly said. "If you don't like your photos, grab a friend, go to a park, and take 1,000 shots to get one you like. Nothing says you're married to the first profile you put up."
To that point, it's also worth NOT comparing yourself to friends -- instead, get them to help you out. "Just because your friend Sally is getting messaged like crazy doesn’t mean she has any better chance at love than you do," Kelly said. But, "if you can't think of anything nice to say about yourself," Kelly mentions, he advises having a friend say it for you.
Two: You can definitely find someone online! "As of this year around 10 percent of couples have met online," Simone explains, and she assures that "there is hope" for anyone.
Finally (and most importantly), any app of your choosing is just a platform and your success depends on you. "The power is in your hands," Simone said, adding "the website, the subscription plan, not even your potential dates determine your success in finding love. You do!" And if that's not encouraging enough, remember: "After all, you never know when you'll have a date with destiny."
If you're willing to give your profile a little spin, take a look at Kelly and Simone's recommendations, they could help you get out of that dating rut.
Watch the series premiere of TLC's "Love At First Swipe" on Friday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. ET.
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