“Try to avoid clichés in your profile because, let’s face it, everyone wants someone who's loyal and we all like walking on the beach at sunset.
Ask your friend to keep an eye out for overused phrases.” Honey adds: “It's a good idea to emphasise your activities as people tend to be attractive to those who convey health and vitality.” It’s true – two of the most commonly used words in profiles on Ok Cupid are yoga and (slightly more intimidatingly) surfing.
But running, skiing, tennis, dancing and cycling were also rated highly.
• The 20 most useful dating sites It might feel strange, but, as Honey says, don’t feel that you have to speak to one person at a time.
“This is online dating, so most people will be talking to a few people at once.
We all have emotional baggage and now is not the time or place.” Sunday is the best time to get online.
Research shows that peak time for users on Tinder, Ok Cupid and Match are all on a Sunday afternoon, especially after 5pm.
The reward at the end could very well be meeting that someone special you've been looking for.
This is the big one, because depressing though it may be, your smiling face is the first thing on which people will judge you.“Could someone use those details to find you on Linked In, for example?It is also possible to search using your image online, so use a photo that doesn't appear anywhere else on the internet if you value your privacy.” Denise Knowles from says a good guide is remembering that the same rules apply both on and offline.You look like a new user and people who might have missed you before are more likely to give you a second look.” A final thought from Honey: “Don't be tempted to airbrush your picture or present yourself looking too much better than you do in real life, and give group photos a miss to avoid confusion.” It might feel a little awkward, but dating expert Peter Spalton says it’s a great idea to ask a friend to cast a fresh eye over what you’ve written – and not just to check your spelling.“We live in a soundbite society so the first 30 words of your profile really count,” says Peter.“It’s always obvious when someone is cutting and pasting the same general ‘hi’ message.