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“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.

“Christmas food will make you fat!” says diet firm

“Christmas food will make you fat!” says diet firm

“Don’t have cosmetic surgery done by amateurs!” says professional cosmetic surgeon

“Don’t have cosmetic surgery done by amateurs!” says professional cosmetic surgeon

“Dieting is important!” says diet firm

“Dieting is important!” says diet firm

Dieting is hard, and it’s almost impossible to stick to a disciplined and sensible dietary regime. Which is why you need the help of companies like the one behind this article, to step in where your own willpower fails:

Izzy Cameron, nutrition and weight management specialist at Diet Chef, which carried out the research, said: “It is hard to give up alcohol and all those sweet treats especially at this time of year, but if you want to shed those pounds they are the secret calories that can easily add up; even those handful of chocolates from the Christmas tin.

Where would we be without a faddy dieting firm to tell us how useless our own willpower is when it comes to watching what we eat?

“People pick faddy baby names!” says faddy baby website

“People pick faddy baby names!” says faddy baby website

Cashing in on the popularity of two things people like to see in the newspapers – long running and unrealistic dramas involving unconvincing characters that couldn’t exist in the real world, and Breaking Bad – we have the revelation that parents follow trends when looking to choose a name for their baby.

Who placed the headline-baiting story into the newspapers, under the refreshingly honest byline ‘Agencies’?

The shift in attitudes was revealed by researchers for the website BabyCentre, who have released the top 100 baby names for 2013. Olivia was the most popular for girls, and Oliver for boys, up three places from last year.

The source was a website aimed at new parents, clearly aiming to make a few headlines to advertise their existence.

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