Make your profile interesting, and personal. Write about the things you're passionate about. Remember it's not a job interview.
Profile photos are important. Show off with your favorite selfie or ask a family member or friend to help you take a photo.
Take action, and make the first move! Even you ladies, you don't always have to wait for the guy. You are all in charge of our own destiny, so take a chance.
Respond to received messages from members. Don't take rejection personally. There are plenty of fish in the sea.
How to go forward if someone is interested
After establishing interest, initiate conversation via Skype, WhatsApp or phone conversation. If the profile is submitted by a parent or family member,you can request to speak to the concerned person of interest.
If you both happen to live in the same place, then it may be a good idea to meet up with one another.
If both parties agree, then schedule a meet up in a public space such as a coffee shop or restaurant. Preferably in the day time to establish a casual setting.
If you're choosing to meet up for the first time,then be sure to tell a trusted friend or family member where and when the meeting will occur.
No need to feel shy or awkward when talking to someone new. Even if it does not work out romantically, at least you got some practice with social skills and hey maybe you made a new friend.