New research finds what works best to grab guys' attention.
If you want to meet that kind of man who will touch the small of your back when you're walking in the door that sends shivers down your spine, then make your online profile rock!
Your pictures are very important (of course), but so are other factors when it comes to attracting good men on dating sites.
While you spend a cold lonely night alone because your profile isn't doing the job of attracting the right kind of guys, you need to upgrade your screen name, among other things, so you can cozy up with a compatible, sexy match.
Khalid Khan and Sameer Chaudhry, a mighty online profile science research duo, read up on 3,938 studies in behavioral science, psychology, and sociology journals that delved into online dating.
This team sorted and sifted and came up with the best of the best tips for online dating success. I'll touch on a few of these in this article.
Here Are 6 Smoking-Hot EPIC Online Dating Tips:
1. What's in a name?
Change your screen name to "moonlight" or "abaloneflirt," and it will help you have online dating success.
The team found that screen names in the beginning of the alphabet get more clicks than names like "zebranerd" or "quantumkgal69." So multiply your chances of finding love with the right kind of screen name.
Search engines are also filing and compiling words alphabetically. So go for a name that starts with letters A through M to increase your chances of finding love online.
2. Stay away from negative words.
Tiny, hater, and other negative words are like a trip to the garbage dump. Don't leave a bad taste in his mouth before you even get to the first wink or message. This goes for your screen name, headline and description. Negative words are a total turnoff.
3. Do use flirty words.
A crew of researchers studied the word "bubbles" on Plenty of Fish. There are five words found in online dating profiles that correlated with people leaving the site because they are now in a relationship. Want to know what they are?
There's no need to get out the dictionary for those words.
Start clicking the keys and talk about your friends, what you love, stories about your rip-roaring life and your favorite live music festivals. People like stories and soul in your profile.
4. Take time to make your headline sparkle like 1,000 suns.
At least make your online profile funny, different or clever. This is important to grab attention in the beginning.
"If you can get your potential date to stop and think about your headline message, increasing the exposure time to your primary photo, this will increase their liking of you," said Khan.
5. Wear red.
If you are a woman and want to make him interested and not yawn, get out your candy apple red sweater.
Men perceive women wearing red as more sexually receptive (even if you DO make him wait), therefore, more attractive. Catch his eye the easy way with the right color. You know the kind of woman who walks into a party with a sexy red dress that turns every man's head in the room? You are the type!
Get your sexy on and wear your favorite shade. There are 50 shades of gray, and there are plenty of choices in the red department: rouge, cherry, auburn, barn red, crimson … any red will do even if it's just a hint.
6. Use everyday words.
Talking about the burgeoning relationship on the horizon or that you are ready to start a brood are words you need to stay away from.
Keep your vocabulary passionate and simple so nobody has to go grab a dictionary to know what you're talking about. Don't have a cumbrous, forlorn profile that gravens a glowering look from online daters. Say what?
Men don't fall in love with a woman because she is smarter than him. Want to know how to make a guy fall in love with you?
Let him get to know you and give him a safe space to contact you first. That’s a good start.
Create your profile like you are having a passionate conversation with someone. Make it juicy, sweet, descriptive and sexy.
These are a few tips that will send you in the right direction of having the relationship you hunger for. Love is in the air, and if you get out of your way and use the tools you need to let romance find you, your single life will overflow with more fun and excitement than you can imagine.