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5 Things To Know For National Singles Week
By: Gena Kaufman
It’s National Singles Week, and in honor of those of us still looking for love, Chemistry.com partnered with the Smart Dating Academy to survey 1,000 single men and women about online dating profiles. Use the following info to brush up your profile, and maybe next year you’ll be celebrating an anniversary instead of your single status.
How to Lose a Guy In Ten Seconds: Men’s biggest turn-offs in the world of online dating profiles are women who are too picky about who they want to date, poor grammar, and old photos. Women on the other hand, hate it when guys overuse LOLs and JKs in their profiles.
Size DOES matter (sorry guys!): Men prefer women keep their “about me” section to just a paragraph; women think guys need to write about 2-3 paragraphs.
The kiss of death is being generic: I called this months ago, but no one likes it when a profile is filled with clichés. For instance, no on likes to “play games, so saying so is the number one cliché dealbreaker. Women, don’t bother saying you “live life to the fullest,” and men, forget about your love of “long walks on the beach” or how you “know how to have a good time.” The opposite sex is rolling their eyes.
Say cheese!: Both women and men look at smiles first in a potential match’s profile. Women also like gazing into the photo’s eye,s while men check out women’s physique.
Get up close and personal: Profile pic dos: Casual photos (81% of singles prefer), fully body shots (74% want to see), and close ups/headshots (70% think this is necessary). Photo don’ts: Instagram shots and your professional LinkedIn pictures. This isn’t a Tumblr or a job interview.
Posted on Thu, September 13, 2012
by Bela Gandhi