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September 3, 2015

What’s more important than your photo in your online dating profile?

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According to recent research regarding online dating, your profile pic is not the most important element of your online bio. A review of 4000 studies suggests that you might want to put a little more effort into your screen name, as it is just as important as the photo itself. If you’re looking to craft an attractive screen name, consider these findings based on a review of 4000 studies:

  • Avoid using names that include words that might have negative associations like “little” or “bug”.
  • Consider the gender of the person you’re trying to attract. Men tend to be drawn to names that imply physical attractiveness (e.g. cute) and women are drawn to names that suggest intelligence.
  • When crafting your headline message, keep it brief and avoid complex language. Readers are more likely to be drawn to words that are easy to remember and pronounce.

For more advice, watch the video below which also includes my thoughts on the #DivorceSelfie couple.