I spend lots of time in this column and over at A n nals of Online Dating documenting the worst of the worst internet daters. And there are so many bad ones! But there are also some really good ones — and some mediocre ones that could be so much better if not for rookie mistakes. First up: How to create a good profile.
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This chart shows of the top most commonly used words in profiles on OkCupid. The color-coding shows the average attractiveness rating of the people using those words. Click here to enlarge. One of the clearest findings: Higher-brow preferences make you sexier. To figure out the elements of a perfect profile pic, we asked OkCupid for the photos of of the highest-rated profiles in 10 major US cities. Yes, these people are hot. But they're also conforming to a few rules of engagement.
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Getting your profile right is actually pretty easy and straightforward. A couple of studies published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and reported on by The Huffington Post shows confident, and even overconfident, online daters are considered more desirable. But remember to throw in some modesty as well — no one likes a braggadocious date. But you need to find that happy balance between saying what you want and appearing too picky. WIRED recently conducted a study that analyzed data from OkCupid and Match to identify the words the most successful dating profiles had in common.
Show less Online dating is a great option for more and more people looking to find a long-term partner or just a fun date. Your online profile is what will help people decide whether to contact you or not. Attach a handful of unique photos to your account as well.