This is the big one, because depressing though it may be, your smiling face is the first thing on which people will judge you. Relationship psychologist Honey Langcaster-James says: Jim Talbott, director of consumer insights at Match.
You look like a new user and people who might have missed you before are more likely to give you a second look. Ask your friend to keep an eye out for overused phrases.
But running, skiing, tennis, dancing and cycling were also rated highly. Before giving away information such as job titles or personal details, think first about how those could be used to track you online.
It is also possible to search using your image online, so use a photo that doesn't appear anywhere else on the internet if you value your privacy. Denise Knowles from relate.
Peter Spalton says being proactive is key.
Keep it short and avoid heavy talk in those early messages. We all have emotional baggage and now is not the time or place.
Sunday is the best time to get online. Research shows that peak time for users on Tinder, OkCupid and Match are all on a Sunday afternoon, especially after 5pm.
Most experts recommend dedicating least 30 minutes every evening to the process.