I’m sure you have an online dating profile. Or two. Or more. No judgment here. But how effective is your online dating profile? What would a person who doesn’t know anything about you see when they look at it? What if your profile is repelling people rather than attracting the right kind who could potentially be ‘the one’? What to include; what to avoid when it comes to your dating profile? This could probably be because of the words you’re using in your profile, says an analysis from dating site PlentyOfFish.
A team of PhD scientists analyzed the words that were used by 1.2 million profiles of the dating site PlentyOfFish, for the study. The company revealed that there emerged clear trends between those who were successful in finding love and those who were still looking.
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Among those who were successful, their profiles had the word ‘love’ the most. Apart from that, other successful daters of both genders used these words – “time,” “life,” “friend,” and “music” – very frequently.
Men and women found love by using different words on their profiles, which suggested that they were interested in a long term relationship. If a man used the words “heart,” “children,” “romantic,” and “relationship,” he was more likely to succeed in finding love than others.
The same advice held true for women as well. Women who used the word “relationship” in their profile were 16 percent more likely to succeed in finding love than those who didn’t.
Apparently, those who were unsuccessful in finding love on the site, tended to use words that described their short term activities like “travel,” “dinner,” and “shop” for women, and “hang” and “humor” for men.
Now you know what words to use and what words to avoid while typing away at your online dating profile to achieve success in finding love. There’s nothing stopping you from achieving success, eh?
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