Local matchmaker dishes on the dos and don'ts of online dating

Dating in the digital world means options at your fingertips. It's convenient and easy but a lot of us get it wrong.

"A lot of people think they know how to present themselves online but they really don’t," Kristi Price, of KP Matchmaking, said. 

Price is a professional matchmaker and dating coach based in Conshohocken. 

Photo presentation can naturally make or break a first impression. Price says your pictures should highlight your personality and while it's a good idea to include a full-body shot — shirtless selfies are the wrong approach for finding the right suitor.

"It’s portraying that you just want to hook up and you’re not serious about netting somebody. I think it’s a bit narcissistic, too," Price explained.

Equally as important as your pictures is the text within your profile. Pro-tip: be more specific. Transparency is the key to online dating success.

Price also says don’t get hung up on rejection. A lot of times it has nothing to do with you. Perhaps the profile is fake or the person is already in a relationship. 

"The main thing when you’re online dating is to try not to take it personally and be patient and have fun with it," Price.