They don't want to feel like an item on a supermarket shelf that you might simply pass by because it's not on your list.
Describe yourself as a person - how you like to spend your time, what you love to do. Good spelling implies you're intelligent but more importantly it shows you've taken care and effort writing your profile.
A hastily-written page full of abbreviations suggests you're not taking it seriously, or that it's something you flung up online while you were bored.
That suggests you won't take dating seriously either.
‘Let’s hope that message hits home sooner rather than later.’ ‘Men send unsolicited dick pics out of a sense of sexual entitlement – they’re turned on, and they want you to know it. ‘If a guy sends them without permission it means he’s not great with boundaries.
‘If you agree to cook if he washes up he won’t do the washing up.’ ‘I guess I just wanted to get talking dirty.’ ‘It’s a turn on. Some men are sending you dick pics just because there’s nothing good on TV any more.
Of all the baffling things about online dating the unrequested dick pic has got to be the worst. ‘In their naiveté, they’d obviously like to see a picture of you naked, so why wouldn’t you want to see the same? Unlikely, but there’s always that possibility lurking in their Neanderthal minds.
Women who are more forward, using phrases like dinner, drinks or lunch in the first message get 73 per cent more replies, while men should play it cooler. ‘The technology is there, so they use it to show what they’ve got to offer, assuming women will be impressed by their manhood.‘Most women will auto delete any guy that does send images of his dick.They should wait to divulge details later.'I prefer it when women wait a bit before revealing too much about their past relationships or children and let us get to know them as an individual first,' says Chris Hines, who met his girlfriend on Plenty Of Fish.'In the end it’s about you as a couple and if you find out that you're suited then the other person will probably be more accepting of the rest.Too soon though and you might not get the chance to show how awesome you are.Or, rather, nobody wants to see a picture of your erect penis suddenly appear on their Whatsapp when you’ve never so much as been on a date. ‘It’s effectively a swift route to market and there’s no confusion for the girl they are sending it to. What clearer way to show intent than a pic of their “best friend”?You know what’s sexier than sending a stranger a picture of your erect penis? ‘And while it’s happening at an increasing rate, it’s not becoming more acceptable.It's also far less intimate and attractive to use a group shot - always remember that the person viewing your profile will be trying to imagine themselves with you. It's the online equivalent of bringing your mates along on a first date.Because people viewing your profile will be hoping to get a sense of your lifestyle - and how they can fit into it.In the end the right person will accept you for who you are, baggage and all.'Profiles with 100 to 200 words received 10 per cent more messages, and users with positive identifiers such as confident and outgoing, received 23 per cent more incoming messages and 4 per cent more replies to their outgoing ones.'It's encouraging when you see a profile where a man specified books, music and fitness as interests because it makes them appear well rounded,' says online dater Lauren Keith, who is currently dating someone she met on Plenty Of Fish.'It's off-putting when a man only seems interested in going out with his mates and getting drunk.