I'd hasten to add that some men post photos of themselves the one time they take a shower and put on a suit.The words you choose to describe yourself are also important. Researchers at Nottingham Trent University in the UK found that seemingly trite descriptors — "cutie," "sweetie," "fun2bwith" — ranked pretty high for both men and women; they also found, rather disconcertingly, that straight men are a lot less likely to contact a woman who advertises herself as "well educated." The website Boy Meets Boy argues that gay men have "perfected the art" of the screen name, and cited a tried-and-true example: "bottomboi69." For the less literally-inclined, though, it helps to use a goofier proper noun.It's curated in a way that invites high expectations.("Some people are afraid to say, 'I want to get married' in a profile. " says cyber-dating expert Julie Spira in one of her promotional videos.) However, the wrong kind of profile can immediately arouse suspicion.Others can’t fathom mixing dating with raising kids, so they put the thought indefinitely on the back burner.
“Before I had my son I liked dating, but now it’s hard work,” says San Francisco single mom Eleanor Scott, who has a 5-year-old son. Census report, there are close to 200,000 single parents in the Bay Area.Still, there's a certain unease that comes with knowing someone's net worth before you actually meet them.Which is why, in many senses, the old low-tech way still has a certain appeal.Thus, the ten or fifteen men she met in a year of dating online actually looked better in real life.Unfortunately, that didn't mean she felt a spark upon meeting them.