Users skim profiles looking for a reason to send a message or dismiss (hint: do not mention your mom or exes).
Call it the algorithm method: Working with data crunchers at the dating sites, we put together 25 tips for writing the perfect profile, selecting the right photo, and really understanding your audience.
I am an adrenaline junkie who loves to ride the craziest roller-coasters and raft down the most intense rapids. In any relationship that I am in, I am passionate and I go all in. I hate doing the same thing every day and I am always trying to learn something new. You will almost never find me home sitting on my couch and watching TV on a Friday night.
When it comes to trying exciting new things, I’m your guy. On first impressions, I might come off as a little intense, but at the end of the day I am really just a down to earth guy who loves to experience new things.
We even scoured the top 400 most popular Ok Cupid profiles—the hottest people on the site in ten US cities—to see what their profile pics could tell the rest of us about attracting a date.