The do's and don'ts of dating apps
Are you Tinder matches a bit slack lately? Have you been finding your inbox is pretty much always empty and when you do have a message it’s from someone you’ve no real interest in?
Maybe it’s time to give your dating apps a bit of a makeover because a new survey has found the biggest turn-ons and turn-offs when it comes to swiping for love.
The survey of over 1000 people found that keeping it simple may be the key to success.
Sorry Snapchat lovers, cartoonish filters are one of the biggest turn-offs for prospective daters.
Almost 9 in 10 people said that doggy ears and fake flower crowns, as well as fishy pouts, would result in a swipe left. In a similar vein, 80% of people don’t like it when potential matches use a lot of emojis. So calm down with your laughy faces and monkey covering its eyes, okay?!
Group pics are almost as offensive to some though, as two in three said that if they have to guess which one you are in a big group, it’s a major turn off.
The survey would also have us believe that online dates are civilised individuals because 7 in 10 people confess that smut is a clear turn-off, so keep it PG at least until the private messages, folks!
That doesn’t mean you should be boring in your bio though as just over half of those asked said that jokes or sarcasm is a positive.
Full-length pics are also a huge plus for daters, with 86% of people saying they’re a must. Photos with pets (77%) and travel (80%) are also hugely favourable.
So if you want to get more Superlikes skip the dog filters and opt instead for a pick of you and your actual pup!
A survey of 1,000 people was conducted by Carphone Warehouse in conjunction with dating expert and coach James Preece.