Online dating is a minefield. Apart from the mere challenge of connecting and getting a date, you have to navigate terrifying modern phenomena from kittenfishing to roaching.

But let’s back up to the actually getting a date part.

There’s plenty of debate about which online dating sites are the best, but once you choose one, how can you make sure your dating profile stands out?

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Well, according to dating app Badoo, it’s all about your bio.

After looking at the most popular bios for men and women, the site has compiled a list of the most attractive terms to write in your profile.

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Most popular terms on women’s dating bios:

1. Love
2. Drink
3. Music
4. LOL
5. Gym
6. Coffee
7. Blue eyes
8. A smile emoji
9. Beer
10. Foodie

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Most popular terms on men’s dating bios:

1. 6”
2. Family
3. Dogs
4. Dinner
5. Beard
6. Travel
7. Music
8. Relationship
9. Gym
10. Car

 

What makes a good online dating bio?

Well, according to Badoo, humour is key: it found that 87% of its users swiped right if a person’s bio was funny.

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‘A good bio needs to be positive and offer a taste of what you are about, so it’s no surprise that our most popular users are doing just that,’ explained Badoo’s in-house dating expert, Claire Scott. ‘When creating a profile, it can feel overwhelming at first deciding what content to include. But do not fear – our data tells us that a popular bio is one that is short and snappy, around only 20 words!’

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She continued: ‘I would encourage you not to be afraid to write about something that is specific to you, such as your favourite film director or least favourite pasta dish. These sorts of things will help you to stand out and can often add a touch of humour. Even if your preferences turn off a few people, those who do appreciate them will probably be better matches in the long run. Plus, you’re making it easier for them to initiate the conversation with something meaningful.’

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Any other tips? ‘It is also a good idea to include what you are looking for and any potential deal breakers – such as height – to prevent awkwardness later on. Though, unsurprisingly, we find that mentioning height is more common in men who are at least 6ft!’

If you’ll excuse us, we’re off to update our profiles!

Via Marie Claire UK