5 Proven Tips For A Red Hot Online Dating Profile

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Make your profile the one they CAN'T ignore.

How timely is it that ABC News announced a new study released this week with 5 scientifically backed tips for improving your chances to be picked by a good dating prospect?

Khalid Khan and Sameer Chaudhry just published a study in Evidence-Based Medicine that points out 5 things that make profiles on dating sites stand out. Apparently, Chaudry told Khan he "wasn't having success finding love online" and wanted to write a better profile.

Khan, a professor of Women's Health and Clinical Epidemiology at the Queen Mary University of London School of Medicine and Dentistry had no experience with online dating.

"I said, 'Look let's search the literature,'" Khan told ABC News. Here's what they found:

1. Profile names with letters toward the beginning of the alphabet got more attention: They got more clicks, pings and swipes than those whose names started with letters in the second half of the alphabet.

2. A good profile photo is critical, but doesn't have to be fancy: Khan found that a "genuine smile" and head tilt made the person in the profile photo appear more attractive. And no sunglasses.

3. Women wearing red in their profile get more attention from men online: No report of what color men can wear to get attention. Men in general need to have a better head shot. Can I hear an "Amen?"

4. Group shots with friends having fun got more attention: Group photos, both outdoors and inside, also yielded more clicks, pings and swipes from the opposite sex.

5. Users who use simple language in the profile headline are seen as more intelligent and therefore, more attractive: Using positive language is always more desirable.

So what's next? Practice writing your profile with these thoughts in mind.

Find a friend to shoot some new head shots. Take pictures with a warm smile.

My favorite trick is to think about the last time I had great sex to find a deep smile. Feel your face muscles, smile like you mean it and you WILL get more hits.

I know it can be tough to accept online dating as your next step.

Catherine Behan is a Dating, Sex and Intimacy Coach practicing in San Diego, CA. For a free 20 minute chat to explore your dating style or lack thereof, click here.