Spelling errors or typing "cuz" instead of "because" in your messages will turn them off as fast as telling them you share a bed with your mother. This is tricky because women have a mastery over emoticons that we will never truly fathom, but misuse one and it could derail your chances. "Lmfao" will get you a giant 193 percent response rate bump, but "rofl" will get you stone cold silence.Basically the thing to do is to use common sense when dipping into emoticon and abbreviation territory.Not everyone shares the same sense of humor, so saying “I’m a funny person” isn’t sufficient.“I love quoting lines from Monty Python sketches and Simpsons episodes” gives other users a better grasp of your personality.So have a friend take a good photo of you, preferably outdoors, and make sure it’s a full body shot.Messages increase by a whopping 203 percent with full body photos.“I think there is more of a mental connection first by online dating,” said one user, a teacher from New York.
Let’s face it men, women already think we’re a bunch of cavemen, so they don’t need further confirmation in the form of incoherent and misspelled ramblings.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2014 is to finally find love—and if you’re single, it probably is—then there’s a good chance you may soon turn to online dating.
According to a Pew Research poll released last October, 59 percent of Internet users think that online dating is a good way to meet people, while 36 percent of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner, according to dating site Zoosk, are going online to find a match.
The rate of message responses jumps by 52 percent at the mention of divorce or separation.
So go ahead and be honest about those kinds of things. If you have a foot fetish or a hardcore drug habit, maybe save that for date number...never.