The top 10 words you need to use on your profile to bag a date online

Do you often wonder what you should write in that dreaded ‘About Me’ section on online dating profiles? It always seems so hard to find the right balance between being too boring and too egotistical, doesn’t it? Well, now experts have identified which words you should be using in your profile to bag that dream date.

A study of 12,000 online dating profiles posted on found that women describing themselves as sweet, ambitious or thoughtful are more likely to attract male attention and receive admiring messages.

Scientists also found that both men and women are attracted to people who describe themselves as funny and both sexes ranked the word sixth in the top 10 list.

If you’re sweet, ambitious or funny, you’ll see between 20 to 45 per cent more approaches from men.

Words used on a profile were shown to have a larger impact on women’s decision to approach men at between 64 and 69 per cent, while men are slightly more biased towards a pretty face, with only 43 to 46 per cent being more swayed by words. Standard men.

Romain Bertrand, Managing Director of, said: “While the research shows certain words serve to grab fellow daters’ attention, at eHarmony we know that daters are looking for quality dates every time. And that takes more than just a few words; it’s about finding someone with the same values, who instantly gets you.”

The top 10 words to entice a man are:
1) Sweet
2) Ambitious
3) Thoughtful
4) Spontaneous
5) Physically fit
6) Funny
7) Outgoing
8) Optimistic
9) Hard working
10) Passionate

Get using these words on your dating profile now, and prepare to see the offers flood in!

Hayley Minn