“People look for love online!” says online dating site

How to get a date: the words that attract the opposite sex online

Single women looking for love online should describe themselves as sweet, ambitious or thoughtful while men should emphaisis their passion, optimism and phsyical fitness, according to a new study.

Research on more than 12,000 profiles on a dating website has revealed the best words to use when trying to attract the opposite sex.

The data showed that women describing themselves as sweet, ambitious or thoughtful were more likely to see men initiate conversations with them.

Source: Telegraph, 16 May 2014

Sweet female WLTM ambitious male: Scientists reveal the most alluring words to entice a hot date online

Some people claim that French is romantic, but scientists claim to have identified the real language of love for online dating profiles.

The words that daters use to describe themselves in their online dating profiles can have a huge impact on attracting attention from the opposite sex, they said.

Source: Daily Mail, 16 May 2014

There we have it – the answer to your dating woes: simply describe yourself using a generic set of desirable words which may or may not have anything to do with your actual personality. Science!

With all this scientific analysis knocking around the dating arena, it’s a surprise that anyone’s still single. Who can we thank for this remarkable breakthrough? Which prestigious institute of human studies made the astounding discovery? You may not be surprised to learn it was those altruistic and cupid-like boffins over at eHarmony… the dating site:

Source: eHarmony.co.uk, 16 May 2014

Cynics might argue that eHarmony released this particular piece of PR research not for the good of mankind, but instead to push the sciencey credentials of their own dating algorithms, and to remind potential punters that they exist. But not me – I’m positive they did it because they’re hopeless romantics.