As with anything important to you in your life, you need to do your homework and take responsibility for where you’re at, especially if it’s not where you want to be. The great news is that it can ALL change starting with making the CHOICE to change it and follow up with the ACTIONS to see it through. Online dating and professional matchmaking are some of many ways you can take action and control over the number of people you meet and increase your odds to finding your perfect Christian partner.

Here are 5 important tips for Christians who are considering online dating:

1). Carefully select your profile photos.

Keep in mind that you’re on a Christian Dating site and you want to choose photos that are recent, pleasant, flattering, clear and respectable. Paying attention to these tiny details will have your profile photo stand out from the crowd.

A first impression is made within 3 seconds of viewing your photo. All too often I witness Christian singles that are posting photos which are a little too revealing and where they are not smiling.

Choosing at least one photo where you are participating in an activity or doing something you love that creates curiosity about you. Don’t forget to SMILE! You increase your odds of being messaged by over 50% when you do.

2). Be Proactive.

Don’t count on God and prayers alone to find your perfect partner. He certainly gives you to the tools to seek and attract your ideal partner, but it’s up to YOU to do the work. If you’ve created your Christian online dating profile, don’t sit and wait for someone to notice you.

Be sure that you are also doing your part in searching for someone using the matchmaking filters to indicate your preferences and actually reach out to those you are interested in. There are many fun and cool features on your dating site including mobile apps that make online dating fun, interactive and really engaging.