Interestingly, many men (4%) like women who describe themselves as curvy, but only 0.6% of women describe themselves in this way.
Women are, however, more likely to describe themselves as sexy, but they’re less likely to ask for someone sexy in return.
Most of the top terms suggest that being active in sports, especially outdoor sports like skiing and surfing, will improve your odds.
“London” is also a highly ranked term (as is “NYC” for women and “passports” for men), suggesting that online daters are also looking for a worldly type, or at least someone who likes to travel.
Every aspect of the most popular users’ profiles were analyzed, from profile photos to mentioned interests.
So, how you can improve your own chances to find a mate, according to the data?
So this is your chance to get creative and have a little fun. But when the market closes, the suit comes off and it’s time for some fun – whether we’re hitting Aspen’s slopes for a weekend trip, catching a live rock concert, or headed to Paris for some fresh-baked croissants and the best espresso on the planet.Researchers also looked into the 400 highest-rated dating profiles to mine insight as to what makes for the best profile photo.According to the data, 88% of the “hottest” users make direct eye contact with the camera.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).DO Use a photo Profiles with pictures receive 16 times more responses than those without. Women who look directly into the camera for their profile picture receive far more responses than women who look away. We don't know why - could it be women prefer a more brooding, distracted man?The most successful photos are taken in daylight, using an SLR camera (not a smartphone), and show just one person, not a group. Include a photo of you engaged in an interesting activity Like playing an instrument, a sport, or in an unusual location.If you’re trying to find the love of your life, it may be time to take up yoga.WIRED recently looked into data from Ok Cupid and to help determine what attributes make people more attractive to online daters.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.