"Remember you are marketing yourself, and you need to write a tagline that reaches the type of match you are looking for." Guitarist seeking guitarist? There are hundreds of thousands of online daters, and many of them also play instruments. "Never ever say that you like long walks on the beach," Schreffler says, "even if you do." "Make your self-summary short but significant.

Participation by those 18 to 24 has almost tripled since 2013, and boomer enrollment has doubled.

In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.

5 words men might want to consider putting in their online dating profile: 1.

Physically fit ( 96% more interaction than daters who did not use this word) 2.

Selecting a Username A good username should tempt potential partners to open your profile and learn more, Donaldson says, so you want it to stand out.

Using just your name implies that you didn't put a lot of thought into it; plus, it's generic.

According to data from 12,000 profiles released last year from dating site e Harmony.com, a number of words make a potential love interest more likely to respond to you. That’s up from the 11% who reported doing so in early 2013, according to data from last year released by the Pew Research Center.

Here are the five most attractive words to put on your profile for both men and women. Optimistic ( 39%) 5 words women might want to consider putting in their online dating profile: 1. These numbers are particularly high in the 18-44 age group, where more than 1 in 5 people have used these sites.

Another survey found that ‘basic’ ladies are steaming hot: Potential love interests are 8% more likely to reach out to a woman who has the words “pumpkin spice” somewhere on her dating profile, than they were to those who didn’t mention the fall drink.