Every aspect of the most popular users’ profiles were analyzed, from profile photos to mentioned interests.
So, how you can improve your own chances to find a mate, according to the data?
In the meantime, stay well clear of describing yourself as shy (2%), trustworthy (1%) and, oddly enough, happy (0.3%).
If you’re a man whose profile is filled with references to how handsome everyone tells you you are, remove all of that and instead refer to yourself as honest (13%), intelligent (10%) and confident (9%); women value your character over your vanity.
If you’re trying to find the love of your life, it may be time to take up yoga.
WIRED recently looked into data from Ok Cupid and to help determine what attributes make people more attractive to online daters.
Include your most sociable interests in your profile ..your solitary passions. For example, if you love film, mention the cinema, not the fact you recently lost an entire weekend to Netflix.
Most of the top terms suggest that being active in sports, especially outdoor sports like skiing and surfing, will improve your odds.
“London” is also a highly ranked term (as is “NYC” for women and “passports” for men), suggesting that online daters are also looking for a worldly type, or at least someone who likes to travel.
Struggling to get much attention on your online dating profile?
Include the words “sexy”, “honest” and “confident” and your chances of success will significantly increase.
For men, the words and phrases most associated with popular profiles include: surfing, surf, yoga, skiing, the ocean, oceans, live music, breakfast, passports, blue eyes, trees, mornings, athlete, retirement, London, mating, teeth, workaholic, attractiveness, confidence, nonfiction, weddings, hiking, on the beach, meditation, chocolate, kissing, tennis, photography, flying, puppies, teachers, passion and tattoos.