Accessing attractiveness in online dating profiles
Once an interest in another user has been sparked, research showed the most effective way to correspond was by personalizing emails instead of making them generic and to keep them short.
Khan suggested using words that are easy to remember and pronounce, because analysis showed simplicity in processing profile information increased likability.
“Steer clear of fiction in your profile, written information could come back to bite you,” he said.
They found group photos showing other people having a good time in your company can be more effective.
They recommend choosing a photo where you are featured right in the middle of the action, preferably touching another person to convey friendliness, importance and status.
Whereas before a man just needed to be the best looking guy at work to get a date with a colleague, now he needed to be in the top 10% of all men to get a date with one of the women in his city.” This is the double-edged sword of online dating.