Now, you may think that having a face like Ryan Gosling and a bank account like Mark Zuckerberg is the best way to attract women online, but the truth is that even those guys would strike out with a crappy online dating profile.
Zoosk studied a sample of around 4000 of their subscribers to understand the most effective ways to set up a profile and send messages, and they recently published their findings.
If you’re a little self-conscious about your body type, don’t worry about it.
Yes, selfies have become an ingrained part of our culture, but you should keep them on Instagram where they belong.
According to Zoosk’s data, profiles with a selfie as the photo get a negative 8 percent response rate.
So have a friend take a good photo of you, preferably outdoors, and make sure it’s a full body shot.
Messages increase by a whopping 203 percent with full body photos.
The rate of message responses jumps by 52 percent at the mention of divorce or separation.
So go ahead and be honest about those kinds of things. If you have a foot fetish or a hardcore drug habit, maybe save that for date number...never.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2014 is to finally find love—and if you’re single, it probably is—then there’s a good chance you may soon turn to online dating.
According to a Pew Research poll released last October, 59 percent of Internet users think that online dating is a good way to meet people, while 36 percent of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner, according to dating site Zoosk, are going online to find a match.
Also, make sure to keep things positive on your profile. Coming on too strong is a big time turn-off for women (although unsurprisingly, not for men.