Avoid negative tones and always be positive about yourself. You wouldn’t want a future employer to read anything negative, so why would you want a potential partner to read anything that isn’t positive?
Lying doesn’t get you anywhere in the dating world. Talk in specifics to give a full flavour of who you are.
Many people find poor grammar and spelling a turn off, and the best of us can make mistakes, so be careful on this point.
Put your profile into Word and use your computer spell check for peace of mind.
What's a better line: "How you doin'" or "How you doin'? Sunday priorities: exercise, sleep, or aggressive mimosas?
" The dating app Hinge (it's like Tinder but based more on your Facebook friend group) did some experimenting to find out what kinds of opening messages work best once you've been matched with someone.
San Francisco's top two lines are nostalgic (average of 68% higher likelihood of response): What movie scared you the most when you were little? Los Angeles's top two lines are about entertainment (average of 75% higher likelihood of response): Do you think Leo will ever get that Oscar?
‘Play up your love of anything sporty, outdoorsy or public – like concerts and exhibitions.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.Even if you do like “walking on the beach” or “drinking wine in front of a roaring fire” leave it out – everyone says that.Think of something interesting that could be a conversation starter. All of these worked better than the standard "hey" or "hey, what's up" that is the baseline greeting most people use. Would you rather have weekly hiccups or never sneeze to completion ever again? What's the most awkward movie you've watched with your parents? Breakfast preference: pancakes, waffles, or sleeping til lunch?