Confident online dating
Struggling to get much attention on your online dating profile?Include the words “sexy”, “honest” and “confident” and your chances of success will significantly increase.The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, explained the importance of creating a good first impression: “With so much competition, the world of online dating is all about fine margins; anything that’s even slightly off-putting marks you as a liability.“Many people struggle to strike the balance between confidence and arrogance, instead adopting an overly modest approach, but that rarely works.Interestingly, many men (4%) like women who describe themselves as curvy, but only 0.6% of women describe themselves in this way.Women are, however, more likely to describe themselves as sexy, but they’re less likely to ask for someone sexy in return.Anna Harrison is an international education specialist by day and a travel consultant by night.
Research by other groups indicates that most people on Tinder are there primarily for entertainment, not for finding sex partners or a date (let alone true love), which may help explain the findings.
But the most fascinating result of all was that men—not women—who used Tinder had the lowest levels of self-esteem.
That may simply be because so many more men than women use Tinder, the researchers speculate.
Illicit Encounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, studied over 400,000 profiles on their site to find what men and women were both looking for from their ideal partner, as well as how they described themselves.
If you’re a woman, then the key words to include on your profile are “sexy”, “honest” and “confident” as 15%, 10% and 7% of men respectively are after these traits more so than anything else.