You don't need to write a novel on your "About Me" section to get a woman's attention. You just need to choose the right words to describe yourself, according to a study.
After analyzing 12,000 profiles, the researchers from online dating website eHarmony has come up with a list of words that works best for attracting the opposite sex and the words that turn off a potential match on Tinder, OKCupid, and the like.
The study found out that using adjectives like "perceptive," "physically fit," and "passionate" are irresistible to women.
The word "funny" is a hit with both sexes, ranking sixth in the Top 10 list, showing there are some things men and women do agree on.
Here's the full list of the best words you can use in your dating profile. The percentage beside the word represents the average increase in attention that members using each word received.
1) Physically fit (69%)
2) Ambitious (64%)
3) Perceptive (63%)
4) Passionate (54%)
5) Optimistic (44%)
6) Funny (38%)
7) Spontaneous (33%)
8) Thoughtful (21%)
9) Affectionate (17%)
10) Outgoing (17%)
Surprisingly, words like "quiet," "respectful," and "spiritual" lowers your chances of moving on to the next level.
Here's the Top 10 words you should not use:
1) Quiet (-51%)
2) Energetic (-37%)
3) Respectful (-35%)
4) Modest (-30%)
5) Kind (-27%)
6) Sweet (-26%)
7) Good listener (-22%)
8) Loyal (-22%)
9) Caring (-21%)
10) Spiritual (-15%)
In addition, the study revealed that women are more interested in what men have to say for themselves, not just their looks. They are more likely to consider a man based on his description than his picture.
The study states: "This is your chance to shine and—just like when compiling a CV for that job you really want—there's no point in hiding your best qualities. Think about what you would look for in a partner and apply that criteria to yourself; would you really want to spend an evening with someone who's dependable, respectful, and easy-going (despite these all being great qualities) when you can hit the town with someone who's intelligent, outgoing and driven by burning ambition?"
At the end of the day, you really do want your profile to reflect you. If they can't get down with you being quiet, they are probably not the one for you anyway, right?