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.
In the meantime, stay well clear of describing yourself as shy (2%), trustworthy (1%) and, oddly enough, happy (0.3%).
If you’re a man whose profile is filled with references to how handsome everyone tells you you are, remove all of that and instead refer to yourself as honest (13%), intelligent (10%) and confident (9%); women value your character over your vanity.
Example 2: Genuine and Modest Hey there, my name's Dave. Even if your life's dream is to become the world's greatest thumb-wrestler, I totally dig it. (well, only if my mom isn't at home.) During the day, I can be found sitting in an office cubicle, feverishing tapping my phone with hopes of getting a new high score on Candy Crush.In terms of what to avoid, there’s nothing that screams “undateable” quite like referring to yourself as shy, curvy or, again, happy; just 1%, 0.09% and 0.4% of women respectively are looking for these traits.In terms of how people described themselves, you’re most likely to stumble across a man who’s honest (10%), intelligent (9%) and confident (8%), while women are honest (9%), sexy (8%) and intelligent (7%).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.Writing A Winning Bio Choosing Successful Profile Pictures Avoiding Common Profile Pitfalls Community Q&A Online dating is a great option for more and more people looking to find a long-term partner or just a fun date.