We are super happy to share with you Part 1 of the series of "How to make a great first impression" using PolyMatchMaker.
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “It’s important to make a good first impression,” right? Though the phrase is dated, the concept still holds true. Doubly so for those of us who choose a multi-partner path of Ethical Non-Monogamy.
So how do you make a good first impression?
That depends on several things......
1 – What is your short term dating goal?
2 – What is your long term dating goal?
3 - What’s with all of these dating goals??? (for all of you relationship anarchists out there)
In terms of dating, your goal may be to simply have a date or a get together with someone you think is kinda cute. Your goal may also be looking for a long term partnership or a really good romp in the sack. (Hey, no judgements here!)
The bottom line, no matter what your dating goal is, there are some fundamental things that you should do immediately to your PolyMatchMaker profile so that you make a fantastic impression when initiating contact with other members. Start with uploading a new and current picture..... or several..... ;)
Image best-practices according to PolyMatchMaker
1 – Display a picture of just you. Yep, wonderful you.
…..(Or, if a couple or network, all of you)
…..Ignore the filters and give people the chance to see you in all your true glory.
2 – Be aware of what’s around you within the image.
…..We all know that life-happens, stuff ends up on the floor, mirrors get splattered with hard water stains, and sometimes our private space becomes cluttered. When you take a selfie for dating purposes, make sure that you are the focus, not the soda can at the foot of the couch.
3 – Dress to get a response from the type of person you want to meet.
…..Clothes say a lot about a person. This isn't about wealth or status, it's about displaying the best possible authentic you.
…..Make sure that your profile image would attract the kind of person you would like to get to know. In other words, if you’re a cosplayer, then make sure one of your images includes your cosplay. If you love the beach, it would be a great idea to have an image of you kicking it on the sand in your favorite spot. Get it?
…..PolyMatchMaker allows up to 5 images per account so go forth and upload!
A final note – please avoid adding images that are over 3-4 years old. If you are standing in front of a movie marquee and it says “Justice League,” the image is too old. (That came out in 2017 btw, that's 6 years ago)
How do you update or add images?
1 - Log into your account
2 - You will be taken directly to your "Dashboard."
3 - Six buttons down is "Upload Photos."
Got questions about this? Feel free to send in a ticket via the Contact Us button at the top of the page to create a ticket.
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