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10 Ways To Up Your Online Dating Game

Get those sweet, sweet matches. You can also learn from the cast of The Singles Project, premiering August 12, Tuesday @10/9c on BRAVO.

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1. Be open to meeting all kinds of new people.

Your soulmate might just be a cat.
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Your soulmate might just be a cat.

2. Start by writing more than just "hey," "hi," or "sup?"

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But don't feel pressured to create a novel — that can be intimidating.

3. Ask the tough questions.

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Or ask any questions. People enjoy talking about themselves.

4. Interesting side hobby? Let it show.

Unless you literally live under a rock. Then just get really creative with cropping.
Tara Parian / Via instagram.com

Unless you literally live under a rock. Then just get really creative with cropping.

5. Avoid saturating your profile with selfies.

You're more than a face sitting in front of a laptop camera.
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You're more than a face sitting in front of a laptop camera.

6. Artistic talents shouldn't overshadow your actual face.

(PhotoShop filters are terrible at dinner conversation.)
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(PhotoShop filters are terrible at dinner conversation.)

7. Group photos = the worst.

It only results in awkward cropping, giant red circles, and tons of arrows pointing to the right direction.
Aubree Lennon / BuzzFeed

It only results in awkward cropping, giant red circles, and tons of arrows pointing to the right direction.

8. Be careful not to wear sunglasses in every single picture.

♫ YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL, IT'S TRUE ♫
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YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL, IT'S TRUE

9. Don't be afraid to show your weirdness.

Who wants to date an emotionless robot human? NO ONE.
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Who wants to date an emotionless robot human? NO ONE.

10. BOSS LEVEL: Show a picture where you look intentionally imperfect.

We all have bad days. Those bad days are sometimes photographed and make us look unexpectedly charming.
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We all have bad days. Those bad days are sometimes photographed and make us look unexpectedly charming.

Sharpen your game even more by watching The Singles Project, premiering August 12, Tuesday @10/9c on BRAVO.