Spelling errors or typing "cuz" instead of "because" in your messages will turn them off as fast as telling them you share a bed with your mother. This is tricky because women have a mastery over emoticons that we will never truly fathom, but misuse one and it could derail your chances. "Lmfao" will get you a giant 193 percent response rate bump, but "rofl" will get you stone cold silence.Basically the thing to do is to use common sense when dipping into emoticon and abbreviation territory.Before you finish your profile, run it through a spell checker, have someone else look it over, watch out for the red squiggle, or do whatever you have to do to make sure you’ve crossed your t’s and dotted your i’s.Usually, you should have one or two portraits, one full-body pic, and a few action ones like of you playing a sport or dressed up for Halloween.If one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2014 is to finally find love—and if you’re single, it probably is—then there’s a good chance you may soon turn to online dating.According to a Pew Research poll released last October, 59 percent of Internet users think that online dating is a good way to meet people, while 36 percent of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner, according to dating site Zoosk, are going online to find a match.
When you’re online dating, you should think of your profile as you would your résumé.
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.
We took a look at the data and broke it down into five easy tips to help you finally find your one true love.
Or, at the very least, to get a reply from a woman who doesn’t just post photos of her cats.
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.