Love at First Swipe's Devyn Simone Weighs in on Online Dating, Including the Shockingly Basic Thing Most People Get Wrong
Devyn Simone has plenty of tips for helping women find love through the magic of the right online dating profile.
The Real World: Brooklyn alum has teamed up with former What Not To Wear host Clinton Kelly for the TLC dating and makeover show Love at First Swipe, and in an exclusive clip from Friday’s episode, the duo helps a mother and aspiring musician who may be showing off her posterior a little too much in her profile.
“I can’t believe you’re posting that online,” says Kelly, 46, in the clip. “There is no doubt that in the world of music, sex sells. However, is that what you want to lead with when you are selling yourself as a person – a single woman who is interested in getting into a relationship?”
Simone, 27, agrees, telling the woman she can keep aspects of the sexy profile, but that it needs to be toned down.
Simone is definitely a pro at online dating, as she met her fiancé on Tinder. To help others be as lucky as in love as she is, she’s exclusively sharing a few key tips with PEOPLE about online dating success.
1. Pick the kind of person you want to date and market yourself to them.
“You can’t be everything to everyone,” she tells PEOPLE. “Singles stay single when they make profiles that try to attract the attention of everyone. When you decide the kind of person you want to date create your profile with that person in mind. Market yourself to them.”
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2. Take a great profile photo.
“This sounds pretty standard, but you’d be surprised just how many people get it wrong,'” says Simone. “Your photo should have great lighting – outside during the day is usually a safe bet. It should be a clear view of your face and smile (no hats, sunglasses or crazy props) and it should be a shot of you by yourself.”
3. Say something interesting.
“It doesn’t need to be your whole life story. Stick to 140 characters or so,” she says. “If you had to sum yourself up in one sentence or if you had to describe what makes you happy in one sentence, what would you say? Start with that.”
Love at First Swipe airs Fridays (10:30 p.m. ET) on TLC.