Top online dating lies

When all else fails, go for funny: it’s one characteristic that both men and women list as the most attractive quality in a partner (21% when used by women, 38% when used by men).

Mastering the basics of an online profile requires mastering the first impression.

The first two things any match will notice about your profile are your username, your dating headline and your profile picture (but not necessarily in that order).

Finally, include both headshots and full-body shots throughout your profile pictures, allowing matches to get an honest assessment of your overall appearance.

Dishonesty will only lead to unmet expectations and, in all likelihood, jaded daters when you meet in person.

Yes, it’s true: a picture is worth a thousand words.