You lay your heart on the table (or more accurately, in your profile); your disclosures nab you a romance.
After all, it’s hard to get a date without showing who you are.
Inexplicably pegged to Women’s History Month, the study spins the data as “a woman’s advantage,” since women who first message men have a better chance of getting a response than men who first message women.
This suggestion fits with an abundance of research, some conducted by our colleagues. It shouldn’t be surprising that past research recommends using an attractive profile picture.Women are socialized to field and assess incoming advances from men and not to make a move unless they’re reasonably certain their feelings are reciprocated.Men are taught to play the odds by buying women drinks, striking up random conversations on the subway, and disseminating pickup lines like they’re spraying pesticides.After searching through 3,938 potentially relevant studies, Khan and Chaudhry narrowed their review to 86 publications in psychology, sociology, and computer, behavioral, and neurocognitive sciences. To avoid coming off as self-absorbed, Khan and Chaudry suggest that you discuss not only yourself, but also what you’re looking for.From these they were able to extract themes, topics, and unexpected suggestions to create the ultimate dating profile recipe. They recommend a ratio—70 percent you, but 30 percent your hopeful date.For evidence of this, just check out some of the offensive language in that email!