The evolution and advancement of technology has made the world of dating easier than ever before. You literally have everything you need to potentially find your significant other right at your fingertips. Apps have become the new norm to seek and find love.

With so many people in the dating app world searching for their significant other—how can you stand out from the rest of the crowd? Here are some tips from the experts, presented by BLK—the dating app for Black singles:

Make Sure Your Photo is an Accurate Depiction of You

When it comes to dating apps, first impressions are everything. Since a user’s first impression of is through your photo, you want to make sure it’s a true  representation of who you are. Don’t use a friend’s photo or an outdated photo of yourself—use a recent photo that shows you in your best light.

The top 3 things to remember when uploading photos- 1. Show off your smile, 2. Recent photos only (within the last year), and 3. Choose photos that show you doing something you love (ex. cooking in your kitchen or going to a concert).

You want to also keep in mind that your features in your photos should be clearly visible, so try avoiding images where you’re wearing sunglasses or large hats that cover part of your face. You also don’t want any long-distance shots that don’t show off your face—show off who you are!

Tailor Your Bio

Your bio is somewhat like your dating app resume, it should include your interests, what you do and don’t like, your personality and what you’re looking for in a match. You never want to leave your bio blank—not only is it a complete turn-off, but it may limit your chances of building your connections. Make sure you accurately describe your hobbies and goals as well to draw in the kind of match you’re looking for.

When creating your bio, there are some things you will want to stay away from. Don’t be generic when describing yourself, use an opener that is true to who you are. Try not to boast or brag too much about your goals—that can be a complete turn-off to some or even attract the wrong kind of people. Make sure your bio is concise and informative, but still leaves a little bit to the imagination. You don’t want to give everything away before the first date!

Don’t Limit Yourself

When it comes to connecting with potential partners, you want to expand your expectations. Don’t just limit yourself to one kind of person simply because you have a laundry list for your Mr. Right. You simply never know until you give someone a try. Being a “picky dater” could lower your chances of connecting with the right person.

Finding your next connection could simply be you taking a chance on someone you hadn’t originally considered before. To find the right person, you have to sometimes step outside of your dating comfort zone and give the person a chance. Although it’s completely normal to have a specific “type” going in, you want to keep in mind that the more restrictions you place on your potential connection, the harder it will become for you to find them. Trust us when we say, being flexible can make a huge difference.

Remain Active

Remaining active on your dating app, like BLK, is very important when trying to make the most of your connections and find what you are looking for. Keep your profile up-to-date and regularly log in because you will receive more tailored matches even while your away. Once you stop regularly looking, your preferences won’t be as accurate, and it will become more difficult to find connections that you’re interested in—blame it on the algorithms!

Be Familiar With Your App

When it comes to making the most of your connections, it’s important to keep in mind that you utilize the app and every feature it has to offer. If you don’t do this, you may run the risk of missing out on some very useful tips and tricks for finding good connections. Many dating apps have features that allow you to sync your other social media accounts to your dating app, so anytime you post a picture on Instagram, it will automatically post on your dating app profile—killing two birds with one stone! You should also browse the apps FAQs page for other insightful tips on improving your overall experience and making the most of your connections.

About BLK:
BLK is a free app that focuses on establishing a community for single Black men and women to connect through similarities and interests. The BLK community is loaded with lots of diversity where its users can find singles who are searching for someone just like you. Just like other dating apps, BLK users slide right to like someone’s profile, and left to pass. While using BLK, users can also customize who and what they’re looking for. So what are you waiting for? Download it today– you’ll never know until you make that move!      


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