Revealed: The Most (And Least) Effective Words To Use In Your Internet Dating Profile

Even if you are a "spiritual good listener"

Now that nobody meets in the real world any longer, the words we stick on our online dating profiles carry a lot of meaning. If you're not obsessing over whether to describe yourself as gregarious or convivial then you really aren't investing your time properly.

Luckily dating website  eHarmony has researched which words are more likely to make someone swipe right and which will mean you never hear from here again. 

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The five words that will give you the least success are:

  1. Quiet
  2. Spiritual
  3. Respectful
  4. Good listener
  5. Caring

Whilst these aren't the only words to avoid - you're unlikely to get huge success describing yourself as unfaithful, lazy or odorous - the research interestingly indicates the kind of man women want to avoid.

They also looked into the top words that helped ensure success with matches. These ten were the biggest hitters:

  1. Physically fit
  2. Perceptive
  3. Spontaneous
  4. Outgoing
  5. Optimistic
  6. Intelligent
  7. Passionate
  8. Affectionate
  9. Articulate
  10. Ambitious