Things a little quiet on the dating front? Maybe you're looking for love with all the wrong adverbs. Take a little time to soup up your profile and those dates will start a'rolling in.
Step 1: Choose username Choose a username that references a film, song, or movie star. One survey found that they get the most hits. The biggest turnoff? Usernames that brag about body parts.
Step 2: Use clever headline Come up with a clever headline. 'Real Life Romeo Ready to Woo-Woo His Juliet' is more eye-catching than 'Relationship Wanted.'
Step 3: Choose hobbies Carefully choose which hobbies to include in your profile—and which to leave out.
Step 4: List desirable professions If you’re a guy and a doctor, lawyer, soldier, or firefighter, say so—women find those professions very 'desirable.'
TIP: If you’re a woman, don’t be afraid to mention that you’re still in school—whether it’s for cosmology or cosmetology—men like 'students.'
Step 5: Fudge a little Fudge a little. Men who admit they’re just looking for a casual relationship get far fewer responses, while women who claim the same thing actually get more. We’re just saying.
Step 6: Describe body if nice If can get away with it, describe yourself as 'chiseled' or 'toned'—research shows you’ll get more responses than if you use the words 'stocky' or 'voluptuous.'
TIP: Take physical descriptions with a grain of salt. Studies show that most men lie about their height, and most women lie about their weight.
Step 7: State salary if large Guys, if you make a lot of money, say so. It can make up for a lot of shortcomings, if you catch our drift.
Step 8: Be creative with likes & dislikes Be specific and creative about your likes and dislikes. Who doesn’t love traveling and going to restaurants?
Step 9: Choose a flattering photo Last but not least, choose a flattering photo of yourself to accompany your profile. But make sure it’s current; dated photographs are dishonest, and dishonesty is an automatic turnoff.
FACT: One survey found that 30% of people registered with online dating sites were already married!