Writing an online dating profile comes with easy and hard steps. This may seem obvious, but a recent study posted on e Harmony, which analyzed 12,000 online dating profiles, confirmed that both men and women chose “funny” as a characteristic they are looking for in a partner, ranking it sixth out of a list of 10 enticing words. Got some Pablo Neruda quotes you’ve been keeping on your intentions board? That same e Harmony study also revealed that you should describe the kind of person you are, but only using certain “attractive” words.
If you look at these terms carefully, you’ll see the theme is they evoke an attractive picture in the mind’s eye of the reader.
Some stereotypes hold true in the online dating sciences, namely men falling in love with what they see and women with what they hear. Paint the portrait of yourself with words that attract the opposite sex.
A study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London shows men like women whose names draw to their physical attractiveness, while women like men whose attributes are showcased as intelligent, cultured, brave, and altruistic.
I would say this means owning what you are — all of it — because confidence receives 23 percent more responses.
You’ll find that all of these terms are positively associated with a quality partner’s characteristics. People want to find commonalities with their match.
The lesson here is to put the good things about you at the forefront. Disclosing your interests makes for effortless conversations and paints a clearer picture of the type of person you are. According to a study from Ok Cupid and Match.com, it’s best if some of the interests below are included because it’s what the popular online dating kids do.
For men, some activities they should include are surfing, hiking, and live music.
For women, they should include things like yoga, acting, and fashion.
Most people in a study conducted by the Pew Research Center were drawn to individuals whose profiles were positive but not over-the-top glowing.