Here are some cool ways to improve your online profile dating or simply your social network profile thanks to Wired and OKCupid.
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 1000Surfing - 1Yoga - 3Skiing - 4Golf - 57Biking - 64Hiking - 66Running - 86
Females - Rank out of 1000Yoga - 3Surfing - 4Running - 23Skiing - 20Tennis - 50Dancing - 70Biking - 85
Go against type
My ChildrenMales - 44Females - 978
ElectronicsFemales - 49Males - 790
CraftMales - 183Females - 912
Know about these shows and movies
Attractiveness rating1. Homeland2. Arrested Development3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind4. Pulp Fiction5. The Office6. Archer7. Games of Thrones8. Dexter9. 30 Rock10. South Park11. Wall-E12. Alien13. Lost14. Weeds15. Scrubs16. How I Met Your Mother17. The Walking Dead18. The Matrix19. Lord of the Rings20. Sherlock21. Batman22. Star Wars23. Bones24. Grey's Anatomy25. The Big bang Theory
The single most attractive band you could mention?
Don’t say you own cats. Just say you love them.
Both Females and Males'Cats' - 274'My Cats' - 766
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%
Stay Fresh, Stay Clothed
Clothing worn by top-rated men in profile photosT-Shirt - 32%Collared Shirt - 28%Jacket - 16%Suit - 11%Tank top - 7%Shirtless - 6%
Make eye contact with the camera
88% of the hottest users are looking straight into the camera in their profile photosSelfies may be acceptable for women (45% of top-ranking straight women) but not really for men... (only 13%)
Men, it’s about your abs.
Mind your manners
It pays to be respectful, approachable, and grammatical.
WOMENIt's 28% better for a male to refer to females as 'women', instead of 'girls'.
GIRLIt's 16% better for a female to refer herself as a 'girl', instead of 'woman'.
WHOMMen who use 'Whom' get 31% more contacts from the opposite sex.
Sunday is for lovers
Log in during peak activity, when you’ll have maximum choice and best chance to make a quick match.