Does internet dating make you feel like you’re looking for love in all the wrong places? Has your profile lost its shine? Are your pictures getting tired and worn out? Maybe your online dating presence needs a refresh. There are sure-fire ways to build a profile that grabs all the right kinds of attention; small changes to your choice of words and photos can make all the difference.
According to data compiled by Review Weekly, specific words and photo elements can help you attract a lot more attention in the online dating world. Which words and photos? Women trying to attract the male gaze should include photos where they’re looking directly into the camera and either smiling or making a flirty expression. This is the opposite of men, who should look away from the camera and avoid cheesy grins. Selfies with a hint of cleavage are popular with boys, and so are pics where you’re traveling, doing something fun, or cuddling an animal.
Word choices also matter. Women who say they like yoga, hiking, fashion, fitness, or philosophy get more responses overall. So do chicks who use certain descriptive words: physically fit, ambitious, perceptive, and passionate top the list. There’s some overlap here between the genders. Women are also drawn to ambitious men who like yoga and hiking, though women are also drawn to partners who describe themselves as sweet, thoughtful and spontaneous. Check out the infographic for more great advice, and then get to work on updating your profile.