One of the wonderful ways you can connect with members on Stitch is through the “Profiles” section. This lets you browse profiles of real people on Stitch and read a little bit about them. If you’re interested in someone, you can anonymously click the “I’m interested” button. If this person happens to express interest in your profile as well, then you will be “Stitched” and can start communicating securely and privately.
Now you can imagine why making your profile really shine is so important – it’s the first impression members have of you!
Our members love to read about other Stitchers to get to know them a little better before expressing interest. Your profile is a glimpse into who you really are, and while it may be hard to find the words to express yourself, the saying “the more, the better” really holds true when it comes to your Stitch profile. In fact, members are twice as likely to express interest in people who have provided more information on their profiles rather than those who have less!
Although only a few simple fields are required to get Stitching, we strongly suggest that you fill out all optional questions and add extra photos. It’s important to tell others what you’re looking for and express who you are! This makes the Stitching process that much smoother.
Well, you might not be totally convinced yet as to why profiles are super-duper important… I mean, they’re just images and words, right? (Wrong!) So, we’ve put together 3 reasons why completing ALL sections of your Stitch profile (both required and optional) will make your Stitch experience twice as great:
1. You show commitment
By filling out more of your profile, you are expressing to other Stitch members that you care. You care about letting them know who you are, and you care about finding the right companion(s) for you. Answering the optional questions and including as many of your interests as possible shows members that you are dedicated to the Stitching process and want them to make a good decision after perusing your profile – You’re not just looking for anyone, but someone who appreciates the real you! When Stitchers know you’re committed, they are much more likely to read your profile carefully and consider if you are the right match for them. Besides, if you happen to get Stitched, you’ll already have topics of conversation to discuss since you’ve provided more information on your profile!
But showing commitment isn’t just about answering the optional questions and including all of your interests. It’s also about keeping your photos updated and making sure they properly express who you are. The best profile photos are those that are recent and show your personality and interests. Your main profile photo should be a current, clear picture of yourself (smiling, of course!), and you should also include several other photos (up to 4) that show you doing the things you love – Perhaps a picture with your dog or grandchildren because they mean so much to you, or a photo of you cycling, traveling, playing chess – whatever you enjoy! The more pictures you are able to include that express yourself, the more members will recognize your commitment to the Stitching process. (Just make sure you are the shining star in each picture. After all, your profile is all about YOU!)
2. You’re more trustworthy
We’ve all seen the typical scammer profile on other websites – the ones with a perfect headshot and a few vague sentences about why they’re romantic or want to find a friend. You can immediately smell something fishy when you see such a profile, and you’re less trusting since you really don’t know anything about them. The same applies to Stitch. When members see profiles that give very little information or just have one photo, they are skeptical and unsure if that person is the right companion. More often than not, members will click “Not interested” on profiles with limited information, because that person feels like a stranger.
Before Stitchers start communicating with you, they want to know that they can trust you are who you say you are. The more pictures they see of you, the more they can trust your identity. And the more they read about you, the more interest they will have in getting to know you. By adding more photos and taking extra time to put care into your answers, you are exhibiting trustworthy behaviors on Stitch. Ultimately, members will recognize this and feel more comfortable clicking “I’m interested” on your profile!
3. You’ll get Stitched sooner
Last but not least, with more pictures and more information on your profile, you’ll get Stitched sooner. Yep, it’s true! (Well, we can’t absolutely guarantee that you will get Stitched immediately, but we can surely say that the odds are in your favor.)
Members have told us time and time again that they are much more likely to be interested in members who have written more about themselves and provided additional photos. When you write more on your profile, members know that you are committed and trustworthy. But what’s more is that if your Stitch profile is complete, members are more likely to find something they share in common with you! This doubles your chances of getting Stitched and even gives you more to talk about when communicating with one another.
But, wait – that’s not all!
Most importantly, when you complete your full profile, you will receive a 5-star profile rating on Stitch. When you have a 5-star profile, you will be prioritized among all Stitch profiles. This means not only that more members will see you when browsing through their profiles, but also that they will see you sooner than the profiles that have 4 stars or less. When more members see your profile, you are likely to get more interest… so you have very high chances of getting Stitched quickly!
Now if that doesn’t get you excited to complete your Stitch profile, then we don’t know what will!
To update your profile and earn a 5-star profile rating, click here.
If you’d like to sign up for Stitch, click here.