So have a friend take a good photo of you, preferably outdoors, and make sure it’s a full body shot.
Messages increase by a whopping 203 percent with full body photos.
Yes, selfies have become an ingrained part of our culture, but you should keep them on Instagram where they belong.
According to Zoosk’s data, profiles with a selfie as the photo get a negative 8 percent response rate.
The rate of message responses jumps by 52 percent at the mention of divorce or separation.
So go ahead and be honest about those kinds of things. If you have a foot fetish or a hardcore drug habit, maybe save that for date number...never.
Also, make sure to keep things positive on your profile. Coming on too strong is a big time turn-off for women (although unsurprisingly, not for men.
If you’re a little self-conscious about your body type, don’t worry about it.
For one thing, women tend to be a little bit less shallow than we are in that department, and, for another, the less you blindside a woman with surprises on the first date, the better. Trying to impress women by snapping a shot of yourself with that supermodel-hot coworker doesn’t work. Posing with animals accounts for a negative 53 percent rate of message replies. While men don’t like it when women mention that they are divorced or have kids, turns out women do.
Now, you may think that having a face like Ryan Gosling and a bank account like Mark Zuckerberg is the best way to attract women online, but the truth is that even those guys would strike out with a crappy online dating profile.
Zoosk studied a sample of around 4000 of their subscribers to understand the most effective ways to set up a profile and send messages, and they recently published their findings.