According to a study by eHarmony utilizing data from 12,000 online dating profiles, there are the five key words and phrases that lead to a person receiving the most responses.
So if you aren’t using these words and phrases it may not matter that you just uploaded the best selfie you’ve ever taken.
The top phrase that women respond to in an online dating profile will elicit a response 96 PERCENT MORE than users who don’t use it and that phrase is: PHYSICALLY FIT.
Of course, it helps if that’s actually true, but hey, I’m not here to pass judgement.
The second highest key word to use in your profile, which generates 51 percent more responses than those profiles that don’t use it, is PERCEPTIVE.
Coming in with a 45 percent higher response rate is the key word SPONTANEOUS, which just edges out OUTGOING at 44 percent.
And rounding out the top five is the key word OPTIMISTIC, with 39 percent more women responding to that description over profiles that don’t contain it.
So there you go. If you are physically fit, perceptive, spontaneous, outgoing and optimistic you will get more dates. Shocker, huh?
On the flip side, here are the top five key phrases and words guys respond to the most in a woman’s online dating profile…
1. Ambitious (48 percent higher response rate)
2. Perceptive (46 percent)
3. Sweet (33 percent)
4. Hard working (32 percent)
5. Thoughtful (28 percent)
As for words and phrases to avoid in your dating profile? Yep, eHarmony shared a few of those too…
When it comes to turn offs, those strong silent types might not be so desirable after all. Both sexes find descriptors like ‘quiet’ and ‘good listener’ to be negative qualities, while ‘spiritual’ has also been deemed universally undesirable. There are also a few surprises on the list; we might all think we want partners who are happy, romantic and funny but these are all among the least desirable words in online dating profiles – especially when used by men. That’s not a reason to ditch the romance completely; perhaps showing is better than telling in this case.
Yeah, totally. Who wants to hang around with a good listener? Pfft…
H/T New York Post