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Tips For a Perfect Profile on Online Dating Sites

Perfect your online dating profile this matching season

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The online dating season this year has begun and is picking up pace. Pixabay

BY SIDDHI JAIN

With Valentine’s Day ahead of us, and the Singles Sunday behind us, the online dating season this year has begun and is picking up pace. Dating and social networking platform Bumble says that people are looking to connect during this time more than ever, and shares some tips to rock the season.

Here are a few ways from 75-million-users-strong Bumble, in which the members can turn their profiles into ones that get noticed and gives them the best chance to connect in a meaningful way.

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Here are a few ways from 75-million-users-strong Bumble, in which the online dating members can turn their profiles into ones that get noticed. Pixabay

1. Make your first photo stand out

Bumble found that showing off your smile, your eyes (without sunglasses) and your whole face (without a Snapchat filter) make a positive first impression. Make sure it’s only you in this first photo. It’s great to include photos with your friends too, but you want your potential matches to know just who it is they’ll be swiping right on when they land on your profile.

2. Keep your highlight reel real

Your photos are all about showcasing slices of your actual life, especially the slices you’d like to share with someone. If you’re adventurous, show that off by including that great picture of you cliff-diving in Majorca. If your dog is the center of your world, include a cute snap of you and the pup.

Bumble also shared that using three or more profile photos increases your chance of matching by 31 per cent.

3. Less is not more

Don’t leave your profile blank! This is your opportunity to show off your amazing sense of humor and let your next potential match get to know a little bit about you. Everyone loves a funny, quirky profile. Remember to keep it positive! For guys who are looking for a date, asking a question in your profile that a woman can answer as her first message to you is always a good idea.

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Don’t leave your profile blank on any online dating website. Pixabay

4. Show what makes you stand out

Give specific examples or anecdotes that show your matches what sets you apart. Lots of people are fun, outgoing, adventurous, love to travel, or enjoy being active. If you like to cook, what’s your favorite dish to make? Have you been to a great concert or festival recently? What’s your favourite local spot on a Saturday night?

5. Ask a trusted BFF for advice

Sometimes we can be our own worst critics, and our friends – both men and women – can help us see things we might miss. Ask them how they might describe you, or the things about you that stand out the most. Allow your closest confidantes to take a look at your camera roll or Instagram and help select some great photos, too. It’s been scientifically proven that letting someone else choose your profile photo results in more matches.

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6. Making the first move

Bumble’s research has found that you’re less likely to get a match if you just say “hey” when kicking off a conversation.

So, make sure to create the right profile before you jump into the pool looking for a potential match. (IANS)

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If You Use ‘Password’ and ‘123456’ as Pass Codes, This is For You

While all the attention tends to focus on the replacement of passwords, the fact is that we continue to use them with little or no attempt being made to support users in doing so properly

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Credible password meters can have a valuable role to play but misleading meters work against the interest of security and can simply give further advantage to attackers. Pixabay

If you are still using ‘password’ and ‘123456’ as your pass codes to access devices, do not blame yourself as inconsistent and misleading advice offered on some of the world’s most popular websites could actually be doing more harm than good, according to new research.

Password meters are frequently made available to help users secure their personal data against the threats posed by cyber criminals.

A study by the University of Plymouth in England assessed the effectiveness of 16 password meters that people are likely to use or encounter on a regular basis.

Published in Computer Fraud and Security, the research said there is a clear level of variation in the advice offered across the different websites.

While some meters do effectively steer users towards more secure account passwords, some will not pick them up when they try to use ‘abc123’, ‘qwertyuiop’ and ‘iloveyou’ — all listed this week among the worst passwords of 2019.

The study tested 16 passwords against the various meters, with 10 of them being ranked among the world’s most commonly used passwords (including ‘password’ and ‘123456’).

Of the 10 explicitly weak passwords, only five of them were consistently scored as such by all the password meters, while ‘Password1!’ performed far better than it should do and was even rated strongly by three of the meters.

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If you are still using ‘password’ and ‘123456’ as your pass codes to access devices, do not blame yourself as inconsistent and misleading advice offered on some of the world’s most popular websites could actually be doing more harm than good, according to new research. Pixabay

Over the festive period, hundreds of millions of people will receive technology presents or use their devices to purchase them.

“The very least they should expect is that their data will be secure and, in the absence of a replacement for passwords, providing them with consistent and informed guidance is key in the quest for better security,” suggested Steve Furnell, professor of information security.

The main focus was dedicated password meter websites, but the study also sought to assess those embedded in some common online services (including Dropbox and Reddit) and those found as standard on some of our devices.

Furnell has previously suggested that global IT giants including Amazon and LinkedIn could be doing far more to raise awareness of the need for better password practices.

He has also shown that over the space of a decade, most of the top 10 English-speaking websites had not expanded the password guidance they offer consumers amid the increased threat of global cyber-attacks.

“What this study shows is that some of the available meters will flag an attempted password as being a potential risk whereas others will deem it acceptable,” the authors wrote.

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Password meters are frequently made available to help users secure their personal data against the threats posed by cyber criminals. Pixabay

Furnell said that while all the attention tends to focus on the replacement of passwords, the fact is that we continue to use them with little or no attempt being made to support users in doing so properly.

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“Credible password meters can have a valuable role to play but misleading meters work against the interest of security and can simply give further advantage to attackers”. (IANS)