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Choosing a user name starting with a letter appearing earlier in the alphabet is just one scientifically vetted way to increase the odds of turning an online encounter into a first date. Christopher Intagliata reports
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00:00:00this is Scientific American 60-second mind I'm Christopher and Down Yonder got a minute it's Valentine's Day and you still haven't got a date well if you happen to be coming to the scientific literature for inspiration you might just find it in the form of a quote systematic review on converting online contact into a first date in other words scientific ways to up your online dating game the reviews in the journal evidence-based medicine some of these evidence-based tactics are obvious post an attractive profile pic be nice be funny others or less so for example pick a username that starts with letters in the first half of the alphabet A through M seem to up the odds and when filling in your profile keep in mind that golden 70/30 ratio 70% stuff about you 30% what you're looking for a profile all about you might come across as self-absorbed as for photos previous study suggested genuine smile and a slight
00:01:00head tilt will boost your appeal and group photos that showcase the fact that other people have fun around you or a good thing especially if you're in the center of the shot the researchers also right that women find men more attractive when they see other women smiling at him although my unscientific poles of a few female Friends Revealed that shots of other women smiling at you might be a No-No last piece of advice everyone thinks they're special so don't just wink or right nice profile personalize your message one of the more bizarre suggestions in that vein is to use rhyming in your note to a potential date if your username is fit and attractive for example the author suggest writing that your quote very adaptive although that might seem a bit over active
00:01:47thanks for the minute for Scientific American 60-second mind on Christopher Anton yatta

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