The tips got pretty specific in some cases: It’s 28 percent better for a male to refer to females as women rather than girls, and men who use “whom” get 31 percent more contacts from the opposite sex. A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange.Mentioning cats is fine, but mention “my cats” and you’re a weirdo.The data shows that lesbians appreciate nice legs, gay men prize nice arms, and straight women and men are looking for flat stomachs above all else.
Zohar Lazar Buried in all that data were some surprising facts about how to optimize your dating profile.We analyzed the 1,000 most popular words on both men and women’s profiles, tabulated the most popular movies and TV shows, and crunched stats on what people consider their best feature vs.what features their potential dates are attracted to.They are important today — roughly one of every four straight couples now meet on the Internet.(For gay couples, it's more like two out of every three). Users skim profiles looking for a reason to send a message or dismiss (hint: do not mention your mom or exes).