Two new surveys find that adding certain foods to your online dating profile may be the key to scoring more dates.Indeed, daters who use the word “guacamole” in their profiles get 144% more messages from potential love interests, according to a survey of 7,000 singles released Monday from dating site Zoosk.Another survey found that ‘basic’ ladies are steaming hot: Potential love interests are 8% more likely to reach out to a woman who has the words “pumpkin spice” somewhere on her dating profile, than they were to those who didn’t mention the fall drink.That’s according to a survey of 2,800 singles released this week by dating site Plenty of Fish, which concluded that “ladies may want to consider putting the words ‘pumpkin spice’ in their online dating profile.” (The same did not hold true for men.) This is mixed news for the dating set.Guacamole can be quite pricey: An order of it at some higher-end spots in New York now tops $10.Meanwhile, a pumpkin spice latte costs around $4.50, compared to $8 or more for a glass of wine.And indeed, the Plenty of Fish data showed that more than one in three men say they would be psyched if their date asked them to grab a pumpkin spice latte. Thoughtful ( 28%) This research all comes at a time when more men and women are looking for love online.Pumpkin spice and guacamole aren’t the only phrases that can get you a date. Fully 15% of American adults say they have used at least one online dating sites and/or mobile dating apps.
Here are the five most attractive words to put on your profile for both men and women. Optimistic ( 39%) 5 words women might want to consider putting in their online dating profile: 1. These numbers are particularly high in the 18-44 age group, where more than 1 in 5 people have used these sites.5 words men might want to consider putting in their online dating profile: 1. Physically fit ( 96% more interaction than daters who did not use this word) 2. We created an online profile for each of the top dating websites and spent over 30 hours comparing each site’s matching capabilities, search features and messaging tools.
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