They published their findings this week in the journal Evidence Based Medicine.
Before we get to the findings, some caveats: these are generalities. And maybe these tips will land you more first dates, but it’s unclear whether these are the kinds of first dates you want.
And while those micro-decisions seem unimportant, they add up and do matter, because you’re only as good as the profile you craft.
It was your identity, your marker, and you’d better be happy with picking “DMX123” because you could be stuck with it for years.“The profile should have a balance between comprehensive honesty and positive self-presentation because its validity will be put to test in future face-to-face interactions.” MORE READING: The United States of online dating profiles Everything you ever wanted to know about love, in 25 maps and charts PSA: Dating apps can give you viruses, too. With the funny game Love Tester you can find out if it's true love or only friendship.For example, from the study: “genuine, attractive, outgoing, professional female, good sense of humor, into keeping fit, socializing, music and travel, seeks like-minded, good-natured guy to share quality times.” Feel free to copy and paste that, if it fits the bill.Also, the study notes that men prefer women who are fit through activities such as yoga and going to the gym, and women prefer bravery and risk-taking to kindness and altruism.People also look to cues like spelling and grammatical errors (it’s “they’re” not “there,” pal).