While the rules of creating a great profile generally apply to both both domestic and international dating sites, there are a few extra steps you should take to make your profile foreigner friendly. Here are four things to keep in mind.
Keep it Short and Simple
While you’re not writing for a child, non-native speakers can better follow concise sentences with basic words and ideas. Long, complicated sentences and vocabulary you’d find on a college entrance exam aren’t the best bet for an international dating profile.
Avoid Using Abbreviations
Sure, many Russian women are familiar with abbreviations like LOL and OMG, but not every woman is aware of the meanings, and abbreviations can easily confuse non-native speakers. Therefore, it’s important to steer clear of text speak and abbreviations like ‘How R U,” “h8,” “ROTFL,” “b4,” and more.
Break Up Your Text
No one likes a giant wall of text, not even native speakers, so don’t be afraid to use the Enter key. Not only are large blocks of unbroken text intimidating to non-native speakers, but they’re often difficult to follow and exhausting to read. Paragraphs are your friend.
Post Interesting Photos
They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words, so choose photos that accurately convey who you are and what you like to do. Chances are good the ladies will look at your photos before your profile text, so post something to pique their interest.
Good luck and happy chatting with the lovely ladies of Russian Love Match!