WWL RADIO - Feb 14 - WW Radio has interviewed POF's dating coach recently.
Short interview summary:
Q: What would you advise people when it comes to do’s and don’t’s.
A: I always recommend to put an hour aside and spend time thinking about why you’re on the site and what you’re really looking for. Images are really important. You want to show yourself in a way that represents you. Giving details/examples of what you like to do is a great way to get a conversation started online.
Q: If you were a couch potato? How would you clean that up?
A: Take a picture outside. Don’t ever take a picture of you in the bathroom mirror holding up your cell phone. Avoid any professional shots or upload 6 other images. It gives a better representation of what you look like.
Q: How do you make sure you don’t put a picture up that makes you seem a little loose?
A: If you are a woman, avoid too much cleavage. Men put a shirt on.
Q: What do you think a woman can do that will make a man not be interested in her profile?
A: If the woman is trying to be too sexy in images/profile description. Women have a bit more advantage on online dating sites and can get away with a little more than men.
Q: So women can sometimes be too sexy?
A: I think so. Remember that whatever you portray yourself as that what you’re going to get.
Q: Do you know how many successful unions your website has produced?
A: Millions. We have a page on our site where couples that met on POF can submit their stories. Every week we receive hundreds of submissions from people now married/engaged/have kids. So a lot of success stories.