But it seems like a lot of people are doing OK when it comes to the photos and not-mentioning-an-ex side of things, so at least there's that.
When it comes to descriptions and messages, however, it's time to spruce up your profiles and start avoiding these 10 generic statements. You like your cute, fuzzy pet and your glutinous, cheesy slab of bread-food, just like the rest of us.
The website Zoosk decided to data crunch its own profiles for material on how to get you guys more inbox messages (and assumedly more dates).
want to catch a date: yams (-70 percent) and fried chicken (-15 percent).
HATE TOGETHER: Dating app promises to pair you up with a person who hates the same things as you If you're wondering about the sample size, Zoosk's researchers were working with, the site looked at over 3.7 million dating profiles and 364 million first messages looking at "how mentioning different foods and food-related phrases changes online daters' romantic interactions." In addition to its data crunching, the site also surveyed 7,000 people on dating and food.
We all have interests that can be boiled down to one word (mine include eating, procrastinating, and Beyoncé), so the interests themselves aren't the problem here.
Never underestimate the importance of how you express those interests, though.