So you’ve decided to give online dating a shot. After a good start with plenty of matches, you’ve noticed that either your matches have dwindled, or you’re not connecting with the right crowd. Don’t give up! Perhaps you need to update your dating profile. When it comes to using online dating, there are thousands of profiles out there. How do you stand out from the crowd when the average user takes only a few seconds to swipe left or right?
You might think that you need to be a supermodel or athlete to whip online suitors into a frenzy. Not true!
The most visited dating profiles don’t exclusively belong to the rich or beautiful. The most coveted matches are regular folks who have tweaked their profiles using a few little-known hacks.
Yeah, we know. If you happen to look like a Hollywood star, any picture will do just fine! But did you know that by using these subtle tricks, you can make your profile picture pop?
- Wear red. Studies show it’s effective to making more matches
- Smile and show your teeth
- According to a study done by eHarmony, users who uploaded 4 or more photos received the most contact
- Avoid pulling the duck face pose at all costs
- Have your primary image show you from the waist up
- Make eye contact with the camera
- Don’t pose with friends – go it alone for more matches
- Selfies are okay for women, not so much for guys. Dudes, get a friend to take your snap
- Photos taken from the left side of the face are perceived as more pleasant
Top Tip: Mix it up! If you change your primary image every day on your online dating profile, you’ll appear as a new user and attract way more matches!
If you’re struggling to find the right words to use in your dating profile, pay attention! Did you know that by inserting these words, you’re more likely to attract attention? These were the top 10 words that attracted the opposite of sex, according to data obtained by Wired Magazine!
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Top Tip: Men who use ‘whom’ in their dating profile get up to 31% more matches
Does listening to a certain band, or watching a popular TV show, make you sexier to the opposite of sex? According to the results – yes! And you’d better grab a copy of Ok, Computer – Radiohead was considered the most attractive band to like for men and women alike!
Check out these top scoring movies and TV shows!
- Arrested Development
- Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotlight Mind
- Pulp Fiction
- The Office
- Game Of Thrones
- 30 Rock
- South Park
Top Tip: Avoid negativity in your profile. Don’t discuss your pet peeves or make extravagant demands about your ideal mate!
Choose Your Timing
According to a recent study, Sunday after 6.30pm is the best time to find matches on Tinder. For Match or OKCupid, Sunday is still the best day to find romance, but you can clock in slightly earlier at 5pm!
Let’s Get Physical
Have you ever wanted to know which body part matters most to the opposite of sex? The answers may surprise you!
For both genders, the stomach was voted the most desirable physical attribute. As the data was divided between lips and eyes, we’re going to guess that the face is still the most important physical attribute!