The survey carried out by the dating website Illicit Encounters, followers a study of 316 online daters by the University of Iowa which looked at how the content of a person’s dating profile affects their chances at finding a match.
Researchers found that people who appeared to have a highly curated online images and bragged about their appearance and their lives were see as less attractive and trusthworthy.
The majority of romance scammers are not people with English as their native language and that is visible both in their profiles and the messages they send.
Furthermore a good chunk of the fraudster are part of a bigger scam organization.
For online dating sites, a good rule of thumb is keep the length of your profile down to about 300 words or less.
She doesn’t have time to read a novel, and you want to leave her wanting more.
And while the word “honest” was seen as positive for women - with 13 per cent saying this is a key trait in a partner - “trust” or “trustworthy” wasn’t.
The more attractive the woman, the fiercer the competition.Open with an exciting travel story or a humorous anecdote that hints at your personality.In this example, the first line of this profile immediately gives her something pleasurable to visualize, so within the first couple words she’s already imagining her tropical vacation with you, filled with warm blue water and cute sea turtles.The hours we spend perfecting our dating profiles - from taking the most flattering photos to acing a snappy bio - could be a waste of time if we use just one of the words found to be among the biggest turnoffs in a new study.Men and women who describe themselves as “happy” or “shy” on dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble and Happn, risk putting off potential matches, according to research involving 400,000 dating profiles on a website used for extramarital hookups. In contrast, 0.3 per cent of men and 0.4 per cent of women were turned on by a person who described themselves as “happy”.