Users skim profiles looking for a reason to send a message or dismiss (hint: do not mention your mom or exes).
Call it the algorithm method: Working with data crunchers at the dating sites, we put together 25 tips for writing the perfect profile, selecting the right photo, and really understanding your audience.
In short, we couldn’t have scraped all this data and derived this advice without the help of these talented data crunchers who are as dedicated to data analysis as we are.
Zohar Lazar Buried in all that data were some surprising facts about how to optimize your dating profile.
The tips got pretty specific in some cases: It’s 28 percent better for a male to refer to females as women rather than girls, and men who use “whom” get 31 percent more contacts from the opposite sex.
Two new surveys find that adding certain foods to your online dating profile may be the key to scoring more dates.
Mentioning cats is fine, but mention “my cats” and you’re a weirdo.
The language of love: Physically fit or perceptive men attracted between 60 and 70 per cent more interest from women who wanted to get to know them better, while sweet, ambitious or funny women saw between 20 to 45 per cent more approaches, which could lead to a date (stock image) Words used on a profile were shown to have a larger impact on women’s decision to approach men at between 64 and 69 per cent, while men are slightly more biased towards a pretty face, with only 43 to 46 per cent being more swayed by words.‘While the research shows certain words serve to grab fellow daters’ attention, at e Harmony we know that daters are looking for quality dates every time.
If you’re trying to find the love of your life, it may be time to take up yoga.
WIRED recently looked into data from Ok Cupid and to help determine what attributes make people more attractive to online daters.
For men, the words and phrases most associated with popular profiles include: surfing, surf, yoga, skiing, the ocean, oceans, live music, breakfast, passports, blue eyes, trees, mornings, athlete, retirement, London, mating, teeth, workaholic, attractiveness, confidence, nonfiction, weddings, hiking, on the beach, meditation, chocolate, kissing, tennis, photography, flying, puppies, teachers, passion and tattoos.
For women, the words and phrases most associated with popular profiles include: London, NYC, yoga, surfing, athlete, fitness, fashion, .
Researchers also looked into the 400 highest-rated dating profiles to mine insight as to what makes for the best profile photo.