The researchers note that people are either ignored or pursued based on a quick look-over of a profile, so while a good photo matters, a good written description can really push the interest into action.Don’t just blab about how great you (surely) are; go with a ratio of stuff about you to what you’re seeking.Here’s how, per the researchers: crack a genuine smile (the kind that crinkles up your eyes a bit); tilt your head slightly; and, for women, wear red because that “enhances men’s attraction leading to significantly more contacts.” But don’t only post selfies, because, what else are you doing with your life besides taking pictures of your face? Women find a man more attractive when other women are smiling at him.

However, adding a quirky adjective or a good pun may show wit and intelligence as well as a sense of humor and is more likely to attract the audience that you're hoping for. As with any dating advice, the key to successful online dating is to stay true to who you are.

Picking a username that boasts a wild hobby or impressive salary will only draw in those who are looking to take advantage of what material things you have to offer.

DO: BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT YOUR USERNAME People gloss over this one too often, and maybe it’s because we’re in a time when people tend to use their real names, or variations thereof, in many of their online interactions. Remember back to when picking your AIM username was a serious task?

It was your identity, your marker, and you’d better be happy with picking “DMX123” because you could be stuck with it for years.

There are so many choices that need to be made throughout the process in order to ensure that you're making the right impression and staying true to yourself.

From the moment you sign up for an online dating website, you're asked to select words and photos that accurately describe you to a potential date.All too often, online daters gloss over the importance of creating a unique username.This may be due to the fact that for the most part, we tend to simply use our name or a variation of our name and call it a day.They published their findings this week in the journal Evidence Based Medicine.Before we get to the findings, some caveats: these are generalities. And maybe these tips will land you more first dates, but it’s unclear whether these are the kinds of first dates you want.Researchers from Queen Mary University of London wondered the same thing, so they analyzed previous research on attraction.