Before you even start writing your dating profile, it makes sense to know what you are looking for.
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.
But make sure you use the ones with a nose :-) , rather than those without :) Here, Kate Taylor, Match.com's relationship expert, explains her failsafe tips for meeting that special someone online.
Start by finding the dating site that's right for you and your budget.
Then, do your research; think about what you are looking for, and find out how to attract that kind of person.
Selecting a Username A good username should tempt potential partners to open your profile and learn more, Donaldson says, so you want it to stand out.
Using just your name implies that you didn't put a lot of thought into it; plus, it's generic.
Every day I wake up thrilled that people pay me to do the thing I love.
Writing fits really well with my easygoing attitude and gives me the flexibility to do what I want.
I guess my life is kind of like an episode of the Muppet show and I would be gonzo: always on a new quest, pushing my imagination to the limits, and occasionally walking into things.