Tinder, Bumble and Grindr - the world of online dating is a small pond with thousands of fish. Picture: Pixabay

Tinder, Bumble and Grindr - the world of online dating is a small pond with thousands of fish. So, how can you get your dating profile noticed when you're competing with other like-minded people?

Below, some experts give their take on how to make it in the online dating world.

First and last profile

Megan Murray is the Editor-in-Chief of The Date Mix, so when it comes to dating apps, she is the authority. 

"Here’s a no fuss profile hack to try out—first and lasts. Let people know the last movie you saw, book you read, person you talked to, place you drove, or time you embarrassed yourself. It gives a fast but realistic view of who you are now."

Avoid cliches

Charly Lester, co-founder of Lumen, says no matter how tempted you are, avoid cliches at all costs. "Even if you do like “walking on the beach” or “drinking wine in front of a roaring fire” leave it out – everyone says that. Think of something interesting that could be a conversation starter," she told Marie Claire UK.

Profile pictures

Speaking to The Independent, dating psychologist Madeleine Mason Roantree advises opting for a simple, no-frills headshot. “Avoid photos with a bunch of friends, no full body images and don’t post old images.”