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Turns out, the secret to winning at the online game might be all in your profile—and we’ve got tips to make it sing.
article highlighted findings by two very smart people—Sameer Chaudhry, an internist at the University of North Texas, and Khalid Khan, a professor of women’s health and clinical epidemiology at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry—who delved into the topic of online dating to answer the question of why some people gets more hits on their profiles than others.
I reactivated my online dating profile a couple months ago.
For the most part, the pickings were bleak, but I was feeling giddy about my first date with a child psychiatrist. We’d exchanged a few flirty text messages, and, judging by his photos, he was just my type—tall, fit and handsome, with that bald-head-and-beard look that makes me swoon. I’m in the middle of a 30-day Bikram yoga challenge.) He likes books on spirituality and healing practices. I’m reading a book about mindfulness and depression.) But then, there was something that I hadn’t noticed before: He’d listed his salary as somewhere between 0,000 and 0,000. I'm a freelance writer and editor, and mine is ... There are some women who only date guys with salaries in the high six-figures, but I am not one of those women.
Is it better just to avoid the whole issue and wait until the relationship gets serious to discuss it?
Personally, I didn’t think I’d been trying to hide anything when I’d left the salary category on my own profile blank, but seeing my date’s number made me sheepish about my own income (about ,000 a year)—and glad that I hadn’t revealed it.
Still reeling from the shock of seeing the psychiatrist’s salary, I started to wonder: Should you list your income online?
Does it make you more—or less—desirable if you post a certain number?
Their results—obtained by sifting through 86 studies that focused on “factors that seem to transform computer-mediated interactions into real-world dates”—were printed in the journal Evidence Based Medicine.