In terms of what to avoid, there’s nothing that screams “undateable” quite like referring to yourself as shy, curvy or, again, happy; just 1%, 0.09% and 0.4% of women respectively are looking for these traits.In terms of how people described themselves, you’re most likely to stumble across a man who’s honest (10%), intelligent (9%) and confident (8%), while women are honest (9%), sexy (8%) and intelligent (7%).Illicit Encounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, studied over 400,000 profiles on their site to find what men and women were both looking for from their ideal partner, as well as how they described themselves.
The findings into the language most likely to help singletons meet a partner on dating sites revealed that 'ambitious', 'perceptive, 'sweet', 'hard working' and 'thoughtful' are the descriptions most likely to attract male attention online.
And a 2013 paper that suggested Internet access is boosting marriage rates.
Plus a whole host of dubious statistics, surveys and case studies from dating giants like e Harmony and Match.com, who claim — , even!!
Struggling to get much attention on your online dating profile?
Include the words “sexy”, “honest” and “confident” and your chances of success will significantly increase.