And always, always, use proper grammar and punctuation — text speak and illiteracy make both sexes 13 percent less successful.Apparently, January 2 is the busiest day for online dating.
An interesting double standard: selfies get men 8 percent fewer messages and women 4 percent more.
According to The Daily Mail, "when a woman takes a selfie it's fine because it's considered the norm for them to do that – and get away with it." Apparently, when men take selfies, they're perceived as vain or narcissistic. While use of the :-) emoticon leads to a 13 percent boost in messages, :) reduces replies by 66 percent.
Not surprisingly, full-body pictures boost both sexes' incoming messages by a whopping 203 percent.
For men, that profile picture should be taken outdoors, which increases likelihood they'll receive messages by 19 percent.
On this day last year, experienced a 94 percent increase in people signing up compared to their daily average.
So how can you make that online dating profile count?