My family and friends are the most important things in my life, and I’m lucky to be surrounded by great people. The key to online dating is to differentiate yourself, lest you fall into “Generic Profile Land.” Some common phrases to avoid include: I think puns are a sign of intelligence…I would love the opportunity to travel more and find the time to see the world. or maybe that’s just me rationalizing how often I make them.The colored clusters of adjectives correspond to 5 types of lovers.What type of lover you are matters: it influences who e Harmony’s algorithm matches you up with.I like to sing, play ping pong and tennis, wear pink, try the newest restaurants, and do math.(I guess I have the left and right brain thing going.) Now, let me introduce you to my friend Diane: Diane is an accountant who travels to a new country every year, loves to cook (especially lasagna), is from the South, and whose favorite hobby is making quilts. Now I’d like to describe myself in online dating profile form: I’m fit, intelligent, and I love to laugh and have fun.
researcher and computational biologist Emma Pierson, who dug into some e Harmony-released data to produce some really interesting findings about how we describe ourselves, and how this influences who we get matched up with on the site.Using a million e Harmony matches, we looked at how often each type of lover got matched up with the other types.Here’s the picture for women; red means that two types get paired up frequently, and blue means that they get paired up rarely.Women who convey their get up and go seem to catch the eye of men more than those who describe themselves as ‘easy-going’ or ‘warm’.Instead, descriptors such as ‘creative’, ‘happy’, ‘outgoing’ and ‘optimistic’ all saw an increase in responses for the profiles that used them.I think if I had to guess — I would belong in the Hufflepuff group!