Sarah Beeny, founder of My Single and TV personality, explains that using tired, dating clichés are not going to make your profile and you stand out, and ultimately could hamper your love life.
These studies, surveys, and experts can help us all figure out what works — and maybe even up our chances.
With the caveats that some of these findings are difficult to generalize and none of this advice will help you meet your soulmate tomorrow, here are seven science-backed dating tips.
There's a flip side to this strategy: Once you figure out what works, what do you need to do to attract someone with those characteristics? No, what we're saying here has a lot to do with point #1: You want a fun person that likes fun?
Show off how much fun you have, and how much fun other people have with you.
A meta-analysis in the journal Evidence Based Medicine from Queen Mary University of London found that successful online dating profile photos included not just selfies, but group photos.
To really nail it, get right in the middle and touch someone else — but only on the upper arm.Both genders reported a better connection when the woman was the focus of the conversation, and the men showed "alignment and understanding." This study has some pretty hefty limitations: All 1,000 dates were between opposite-sex pairs of Standford graduate students.But it's still probably fair to say that if you're hoping to hear that The Queen Mary study also recommends using what they call the " rule" in your online profile to get more matches: That is, devote 70% of your profile to who you are, and 30% to what you're looking for in a partner.Well, good to know you aren’t a self-confessed murderer, but it’s not the most exciting prospect.Of course people want to date people who are friendly and good-natured, but surely it’s not the most interesting thing about you?No one’s saying you can’t enjoy these things, but everyone does. We would love to read an online dating profile that states “Hi, I’m Janet and I love to cry.