Tips to Improve your dating profile

Here are some cool ways to improve your online profile dating or simply your social network profile thanks to Wired and OKCupid.

Tip 1

Hack your vocab

This chart shows 380 of the top 1000 most commonly used words in profiles on OkCupid. The color-coding shows the average attractiveness rating of the people using those words

These are the words scoring the most attractiveness. The lower rank the better.


Males - Rank out of 1000

Surfing - 1
Yoga - 3
Skiing - 4
Golf - 57
Biking - 64
Hiking - 66
Running - 86


Females - Rank out of 1000

Yoga - 3
Surfing - 4
Running - 23
Skiing - 20
Tennis - 50
Dancing - 70
Biking - 85

Tip 2

Go against type


My Children

Males - 44
Females - 978


Electronics

Females - 49
Males - 790


Craft

Males - 183
Females - 912

Tip 3

Know about these shows and movies


Attractiveness rating

1. Homeland
2. Arrested Development
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. Pulp Fiction
5. The Office
6. Archer
7. Games of Thrones
8. Dexter
9. 30 Rock
10. South Park
11. Wall-E
12. Alien
13. Lost
14. Weeds
15. Scrubs
16. How I Met Your Mother
17. The Walking Dead
18. The Matrix
19. Lord of the Rings
20. Sherlock
21. Batman
22. Star Wars
23. Bones
24. Grey's Anatomy
25. The Big bang Theory

Tip 4

The single most attractive band you could mention?

Tip 5

Don’t say you own cats. Just say you love them.


Both Females and Males

'Cats' - 274
'My Cats' - 766

Tip 6

Smile on your profile picture! Especially with teeth!

To figure out the elements of a perfect profile pic, we asked OkCupid for the photos of 400 of the highest-rated profiles in 10 major US cities.


Percentage of hottest photos with...

Smile with teeth - 54%
No Smile - 23%
Smile no teeth - 13%
Duck face - 6%
Smirk - 2%
No face - 2%

Tip 7

Stay Fresh, Stay Clothed


Clothing worn by top-rated men in profile photos

T-Shirt - 32%
Collared Shirt - 28%
Jacket - 16%
Suit - 11%
Tank top - 7%
Shirtless - 6%

Tip 8

Make eye contact with the camera


88% of the hottest users are looking straight into the camera in their profile photos

Selfies may be acceptable for women (45% of top-ranking straight women) but not really for men... (only 13%)

Tip 9

Men, it’s about your abs.

Tip 10

Mind your manners

It pays to be respectful, approachable, and grammatical.


WOMEN

It's 28% better for a male to refer to females as 'women', instead of 'girls'.



GIRL

It's 16% better for a female to refer herself as a 'girl', instead of 'woman'.



WHOM

Men who use 'Whom' get 31% more contacts from the opposite sex.

Tip 11

Sunday is for lovers

Log in during peak activity, when you’ll have maximum choice and best chance to make a quick match.

Tip 12

Become the right person!

The minute I stopped trying to find the right girl, and started trying to become the right guy...the girl came.

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