And she did: On JDate, Match.com, and e Harmony, she met guys who were six inches shorter or 30 pounds heavier than advertised; who picked expensive restaurants and passed the check to her; and who told her, mid drink, that they were married.One night, after another bad match and a solo bottle of wine, Webb rejoined JDate—this time posing as a man, to check out her competition. Webb crafted 10 male profiles so perfect they had to be fake (sample code name: Jewish Doc1000) to gather data: what the site's most popular women looked like, which keywords they used, how they timed their messages."It seemed strange now, that I'd just slap together my online dating profile, when I'd spent days agonizing over my résumé, tweaking and massaging it to land the perfect job," Webb writes in (Duffon), one of three new books about online dating out this month, in which she recounts how she cracked the online dating code to meet her now husband.(Photo: Stephanie Rausser) online dating success or lack thereof.And researchers from the United Kingdom’s Queen Mary University of London say it has a lot to do with whether you find love online." data-reactid="28"It was Shakespeare who once wondered, What’s in a name?" Webb found that the most successful profiles were purposefully casual, under 500 words, and just detailed enough—specific, but not to the point of alienating someone ("like" HBO dramas, but don't zero in on ). Davis cites psychological studies that say the mind can easily grasp groups of three: "So stick to three interests, three words to describe your ideal match, or three favorite movies." Webb advises against mentioning your job, using foreign words, or referring to yourself in the third person.
At first, Webb thought that women who used opening lines such as "I'm a fun-loving girl that enjoys…" and "I'm a laid-back girl who wants…" were dumbing down.(Men do best when looking slightly off camera.) Webb and Davis advocate flashing a shoulder or a little cleavage—and both stress the importance of good lighting.To that end, Webb shot all of her pictures at the fabled predusk "golden hour."4.Get Photo-Ready Dating service How About We found that users who uploaded at least three photos received twice as many messages as those who had just one.Upload seven, instructs Davis, who actually : "(1) close-up, (2) full-length, (3) close-up, (4) action shot, (5) full-length, (6) close-up, (7) action shot." Webb praises one sought-after woman's photo because "her hair and makeup didn't look overdone, but she had definitely spent time on both." In a study by the University of Rochester, women wearing red were found to be more attractive—yes, that old chestnut—and OKCupid reports that women get the most messages when their expression is flirty and their gaze is directed at the camera."Screen names starting with a letter near the top of the alphabet are presented first.