Want to increase the chances of finding true love and/or momentary pleasure via an online dating site? Make sure your profile includes at least one full-body shot.
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An analysis of 4000 profiles by online dating site Zoosk found that including a full-body shot increased the level of response messages by 203 per cent compared to a profile that didn't include one. This was true across both sexes, unlike other factors which vary heavily (men respond well to selfies of women, but women are less keen on selfies of men).
One other weird tip? Apparently, if you're going to use emoticons, the full-face smilie with a dash :-) does better in generating responses than the lazier version :).
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