Embarrassing dating sites

Selfies: Master the art Whether or not you think selfies are embarrassing, they do impact online dating profiles, for better or worse.

Female profiles with selfies get 4% more messages, while guys took an 8% hit.“People who want to date women, whether that's men or women, seem to be more concerned about authenticity and is this person heavily filtering this picture,” says Braley.

Whether it’s hitting the gym or brushing up on 19th century French poetry, almost everyone is doing something to make themselves more attractive to that special someone — especially with Valentine's Day right around the corner.

But as countless relationship experts say, in the end you’ve just got to be yourself.

This is according to research involving 400,000 dating profiles on a website used for extramarital hookups.

The word “honest” was seen as positive for women, with 13 per cent saying this is a key trait in a partner. The words “humorous”, “intelligent”, “romance” and “affectionate” were also winners for both men and women.Displaying your most flattering photos is a start when perfecting your dating profile, but using just one of the words found to be among the biggest turnoffs in a new study could ruin your chances at bagging a date.Men and women who describe themselves as “happy” or “shy” on dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble and Happn, risk putting off potential matches.After analyzing more than 80 separate studies, a pair of researchers determined the types of profiles and online behaviors that increase the likelihood of finding a real-life match.Some of their conclusions are predictable, but others are surprising.