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" I could tell my patience was wearing thin, so I enlisted the help of online dating coach Laurie Davis, CEO of e Flirt Expert.

She wrote the self-help book where she gives tips on how to get more clicks—and thus, more dates! Oh, and she also took the time to have a glass of wine with me and give some really critical and helpful advice about my profiles.

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Write in Lists—and Get Specific I really liked my carefully crafted summary on my profiles—so much so that I used the same thing for every single one.

On each profile, I had a bunch of photos from my trip to Europe with my mom, a few professional shots from photoshoots, and some with my friends. Instead, we went through my Facebook and found better options.

We ended up with a photo of when I tried flying trapeze, one from my trip to Mexico, one with my cute pup, Lucy, and others that are close-up and good photos that weren't taken with a fancy camera. That Mayfair filter isn't fooling anyone, and it may cost you a swipe.

And I'm convinced that making really small changes and shifting how you approach the wild, wild west of the cyber dating world can actually improve your matches.

Or at the very least—give you more options than thirsty Thursday at your local pub. MORE: The Fun Trick Every Single Woman Should Try -- Lindsay Tigar is a 26-year-old single writer, editor, and blogger living in New York City.

As much of a cliché as it is, she says you have to catch someone's attention right off the bat because some dudes won't even be bothered by those mini-summaries on Tinder or Hinge anyway.But even though I thought saying "I’ll keep you on your toes and hopefully you’ll make me stand on mine," was clever, Davis says to be blunt instead: "I dig tall guys so I can wear my fave heels." (I guess I should have known men typically don’t read in between the lines in anything, much less online dating.) She also suggests making short sentences or lists, rather than long-winded explanations.I changed my paragraph to shorter, quicker things about me and got specific.That being said—lately, I’ve felt really burnt out by the whole experience.I mean, I did that Tinder experiment and made that dating pact with my roommate, but I still found myself aimlessly swiping left and right and getting really (really) annoyed when guys started conversations with "How are you?

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