We’ve all heard that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and in the case of online dating, science says it’s true.
The University of North Texas, Barts, and the London School of Medicine teamed up to figure out what makes for the best dating profile, particularly in terms of a headline, and they say one factor is mirroring.
You can tell a joke that you know works, use a quote from a comedy show or a movie, or just make some observations about life’s quirks.
This will definitely pay off, as proven by e Harmony, who found single women rank funny among the top 10 words they find enticing in an online dating profile.
Now, don’t go and copy the entire profile, but stick with the overall themes that worked for you.
We’re not trying to burst anyone’s bubble, but it’s probably only a good idea to talk about sex in your dating profile if you’re on a site just for that, like Be Naughty, not a mainstream one like Match, Zoosk, or e Harmony.Sorry, fellas, but the study also shows that this doesn’t apply to women.Before you put your profile out there for the world, and a potential date or partner, to see, use a tool like Grammarly, ask someone else to look it over, or, at the very least, keep an eye out for the red squiggle when you’re typing.When you’re crafting your profile, there’s no harm in sharing your accomplishments and the qualities you possess that you most admire about yourself and that you can bring to a relationship.But remember to throw in some modesty as well — no one likes a braggadocious date.Make use of their blogs, help pages, live chat features, and pop-ups, which will let you know things like your About Me section is too short or your main photo is too dark.Guys, you can most certainly make use of the tips above, but we’d recommend you pay extra attention to the advice below, as it all pertains to you.For example, “Volunteering for my local Humane Society is my true passion, and I’d love to find someone who cares about animals, too.” WIRED recently conducted a study that analyzed data from Ok Cupid and Match to identify the words the most successful dating profiles had in common.Besides talking generally about relationships, the researchers suggest you should also try to work in words like “surfing” and “yoga.” You don’t have to actually be into surfing or yoga to use these words, though.Using proper spelling and grammar in your dating profile is vital, especially for men.A study by Grammarly, a writing-enhancement app and browser add-on, shows men with just two spelling mistakes in their dating profile are 14% less likely to get a response.