When it comes to online dating, it seems like there’s an endless deluge of cheesy one-liners and hopeless romantics fighting for your attention.It can be hard to weed out all the frogs, especially when it feels like every other profile you look at is a “cat lover,” enjoys “hiking and reading books in cafes” and is supposedly “easy going.” It turns out that each state has its own particular vocabulary when it comes to online dating, and Mashable had the good grace to share these insightful words with the rest of the world.People try to show who they are while also highlighting their most datable qualities.Ironically, this makes damn near everyone sound the same.Check out the full interactive graph over at Mashable and then tell us what you think in the comments below!If you've gotten down with online dating you've had to have noticed patterns.” It may be because of the words you’re using, a new analysis from dating site Plenty Of Fish reveals.In the study, a team of Ph D scientists analyzed the words used by the 1.2 million profiles on Plenty Of Fish.
Is your online dating profile failing to attract “the one?According to the company, very clear trends arose amongst those who were successful in finding love and those who were still looking.There are an impossible number of singles who purport to be "fun-loving" and "always up for an adventure." You'll see these buzzwords everywhere, but The map breaks downs which words are used more frequently in one state compared to another.Many of the most distinctive words are expected, such as "snowboarding" in Colorado (take that skiers! Some are less so, such as "amusement" in Pennsylvania and "lounge" in New Jersey. You could use your state's buzzword in your profile in hopes that it'll attract more people.
Thanks to Match.com‘s resources and Mashable’s graphics team, we now know that New Yorkers love talking about “museums” while most of the Northwest (AKA Oregon, Washington and Idaho) enjoys discussing hiking and kayaking.And while it may be a bit surprising to see how many states use the word “hunt” frequently enough in their dating profile to make it show up on this graph, we probably shouldn’t be shocked that in Texas, “oil” is what makes hearts flutter.