Call it the algorithm method: Working with data crunchers at the dating sites, we put together 25 tips for writing the perfect profile, selecting the right photo, and really understanding your audience.We analyzed the 1,000 most popular words on both men and women’s profiles, tabulated the most popular movies and TV shows, and crunched stats on what people consider their best feature vs.Write the wrong thing, and you’re doomed to fail, with your empty inbox serving as a constant reminder that your profile’s problematic.On the other hand, when you write a compelling profile, you can watch messages from high-quality women pile up in your inbox, and fill your dating calendar like clockwork. How do we know our profiles really attract beautiful women?Enroll in a yoga class and learn to surf—they’re the most popular activities for men and women alike, so either desirable singles are super mellow or it’s aspirational, and everyone to be mellow.Mentioning cats is fine, but mention “my cats” and you’re a weirdo.
These guys and their data teams ran queries of all kinds and pulled spreadsheet after spreadsheet of information to try and answer our strange questions.
Finding a date, let alone love, just isn’t easy—even though there are plenty of apps for that.
Users skim profiles looking for a reason to send a message or dismiss (hint: do not mention your mom or exes).
She doesn’t want to read a boring list of adjectives.
So don’t tell her that you’re adventurous, loyal, fun, and curious about the world.