They combed through nearly 4,000 studies, settling on analyzing 86, with literature ranging from psychology, sociology, and computer, behavioral and precognitive sciences, to figure out the most effective approaches to digital dating.
They published their findings this week in the journal Evidence Based Medicine.
Text appeal: Women describing themselves as sweet, ambitious or thoughtful are more likely to attract male attention and receive admiring messages on online dating websites (illustrated), while men who claim they are physically fit or describe themselves as perceptive, passionate or optimistic prove more irresistible to women A study of 12,000 online dating profiles posted on e uk found that women describing themselves as sweet, ambitious or thoughtful are more likely to attract male attention and receive admiring messages.
Physically fit or perceptive men attract between 60 and 70 per cent more interest from women who want to get to know them better, while sweet, ambitious or funny women see between 20 to 45 per cent more approaches.
Instead of struggling with how to start talking to you online, they can just begin by asking you what the story is behind your username.
After all, they are not used to seeing usernames like that, among all the “travelbug”‘s “Jenny RN”s, and “Adventurous Steve”‘s, “Sexy Lexi”s, and “Smoov Playa’s”. The Best Usernames Are The Ones That Convey Your Playful Sarcasm and Wit Not everyone has a skill for coming up with sharp and witty usernames.
Stay away from words like “little” or “bugg” in them, as they “are often associated with inferiority,” the study noted.
Although your username alone might not get you to meet the man or the woman of your dreams, having a catchy username for your dating profile that says that you are not just another boring, average Joe, or a female version thereof, is a good idea.
DON’T: ONLY TALK ABOUT WHO YOU ARE Ah, yes, the written word.
The researchers note that people are either ignored or pursued based on a quick look-over of a profile, so while a good photo matters, a good written description can really push the interest into action.
A somewhat unclear or mysterious username would also make the reader of your profile want to find out why you chose that kind of username.
This makes is all the easier for them to start talking to you.