Make sure your profile is as complete as possible and that your desired partner details are not too open.For example, if your desired partner is a female aged between 18 and 80 living anywhere in the world matching will not work well for you.The ODA Code of Practice is binding on members of the Association. Just click on the Forgotten Password link, complete the simple form and we'll email you a reminder of your username and a link that allows you to reset your password.If you joined with your social network account, click on the related button and sign in with your social network details. If you've joined Telegraph Dating more than 30 days ago, or if you have an active subscription, you will be able to hide your profile.You can view other people's profiles by searching the site and, in turn, they can view your profile.When you find someone that interests you, you can send a message via the site to their username.While viewing a profile, select the heart icon below the person's profile photo and username.
Please refer to the detailed instructions in My Photos. If you are looking for a blonde, blue eyed 21 year old, non-smoking female living in Outer Mongolia who wants children, chances are you will not get many results!
The trick is to find the right balance between too open a match and too narrow a match.
As well as the profile details you specify for a match you have the option to rate how important each detail is.
If you are not sure about this, we recommend that you simply hide your profile. All newly uploaded photos must be checked and approved by our support staff before they become publicly visible.
The same is true of existing photos if you change your main profile photo.
We recommend that you read our guidelines for safe online dating. Members can use every feature of the site, including reading messages received from potential matches.