How important are the words you use on your dating profile? New Match findings reveal the words that feature most commonly on their most popular profiles, uncovering surprising differences and similarities:
- The word most likely to help you get that date (‘love’)
- For women, personal relationships are key (‘friends’, ‘family’…)
- Men showing off their laid-back nature works well too (‘easy’, ‘laugh’…)
So, if you’ve ever wondered how to best describe yourself on dating sites, the results are in! Match took a peek at the ‘About Me’ sections of their top profiles to discover similarities in the words they used.
Comfortingly, ‘love‘ stole the show for both male and female singles and took the top spot for both genders – so, don’t be afraid to let your passions show! Next on the list for both sexes was ‘fun’ – something we clearly all love a bit of, and ladies were also notably enamoured with ‘funny’ men.
Within the top female profiles, words describing strong personal relationships are desirable, with ‘friends’ and ‘family’ both placing highly. Including ‘kind’, ‘caring’ and ‘honest’ to describe personality type was also revealed as an indicator of success. It’s worthwhile to let your lighthearted side show too, with ‘laugh’ and ‘happy‘ making their way into the top 10.
Top Words for Women’s Profiles:
The most popular men are believers in ‘romance’ – placing the word much higher on their list compared to women – and they stay true to the chivalrous traits of being ‘loyal’ and ‘honest’.
For the most successful men, many of the words are similar to those on the top women’s profiles, indicating that both sets of singles are looking for someone like-minded. A notable exception was ‘easy’ working its way up the men’s list showing perhaps a more playful nature on their profiles.
The top men also described being ‘outgoing’ and ‘positive’, and perhaps surprisingly, ‘nice’ – proving that nice guys do win out. Like their female counterparts, they’re are also seeking a ‘laugh’ and ‘happy’ was thrown into the mix.
An energetic life features commonly in the the most admired males, with ‘active’, ‘fit’, ‘outdoors’, ‘gym’ and ‘walking’ all making their way into the top spots – all higher than on women’s profiles too.
Top Words for Men’s Profiles:
When it comes to interests, ‘music‘, ‘food’, and ‘travel‘ were winners for both sexes, so you likely won’t go wrong expressing your love for brunch!
Match’s dating expert Vicki Pavitt says: “Your online dating profile is the most important part of the online dating process so it’s important for singles to spend time crafting a bio that reflects who they are and what they’re looking for. This research shows some interesting insights into what singles prioritise when looking for their other half, with love and fun being top of the agenda!”