Help on dating profiles

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Women apparently lied more than men, with the most common dishonesties being about looks.

Over 20% of women posted photos of their younger selves. Their most common lies revolved around their financial situation, specifically, about having a better job (financially) than they actually do.

Mention your ex in your profile It suggests you're not ready for a new relationship.

If you're divorced/separated with children, use the drop-down menu to reveal that.

The problem with a lot of online dating applications is that they don’t really work.

Many are just ‘fad’ applications that squeeze money from punters with no intention of matching you with a suitable partner. Most people probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it’s more common for people to lie in their online profile than be completely honest.

Statistics suggest that about 1 in 5 relationships begin online nowadays.

The popularity of online dating is being driven by several things but a major factor is time.

A recent study showed that words such as "skiing", "yoga" and "the ocean" help men get dates; "sweet", "running" and "dance" help women get dates online.

"Electronics", bizarrely, works well for both sexes.

Liking Radiohead, Homeland, Pulp Fiction and The Great Gatsby are effective date words, and mentioning cats is fine, as long as you don't say "my cats".

Men who refer to women as "females" or "women" rather than "girls" are more likely to find a mate, as are men who use the word "whom" (31 per cent more online communication).

Smiley face emojis work unexpectedly well online - indeed, according to Match's latest survey, people who use emojis end up having more sex.

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