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.
We took a look at the data and broke it down into five easy tips to help you finally find your one true love.
Or, at the very least, to get a reply from a woman who doesn’t just post photos of her cats.
Yes, selfies have become an ingrained part of our culture, but you should keep them on Instagram where they belong.
According to Zoosk’s data, profiles with a selfie as the photo get a negative 8 percent response rate.
Also, you’re not Frank Sinatra, so steer clear of the demeaning colloquialisms like "baby" or "doll." Turns out women are not great fans of chauvinism, especially from someone they don’t even know.
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.
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.
So have a friend take a good photo of you, preferably outdoors, and make sure it’s a full body shot.