Research from the University of Michigan shows that men who hope to get women to respond to them on online dating sites have a better chance if they create profiles that are more like the women they hope to attract, and yet can show they are distinct from other males.
"Specifically, she is more likely to respond when the text in the male's profile is similar to hers," said lead author Danaja Maldeniya, a graduate student at the School of Information.
Women need new strategies that will improve their chances of capturing Mr. Boasting the same time-tested formula and romantic spirit that made The Rules an international bestseller and launched thousands of women down the path to committed relationships, The Rules for Online Dating shows all women -- regardless of age, status, or computer savvy -- how to use electronic communication to relate to men in a way that maintains self-esteem and leads to a healthy relationship.
Some of the most annoying and overused bio phrases include: “Just ask”, “I'm not good at writing bios”, and “Don't swipe me if you're going to want to talk forever.” One woman explained why it’s aggravating when a man wants to meet up too quickly: “Maybe dudes don't have to worry about being raped and murdered by meeting a stranger off a dating app, but please be considerate of the fact that we do.
The first book, THE RULES, was highly successful and spawned several spin-offs, adaptations, and parodies, written by other authors.
BECOME A FAN Ellen Fein is a graduate of New York University and lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband and two children.
In the fan-favorite movie "What Women Want," Mel Gibson's macho male character has a freak accident that allows him to hear what women are thinking.
In fairly typical Hollywood cad-turns-hero fashion, he first uses the gift to his advantage and later channels it for a greater good.
Millions of women around the world are meeting men on the Internet, or they've met in person and are corresponding by e-mail.