The Science of Online Dating

A new study offers data-driven dating tips.
1:45 | 02/13/15

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index," the science of online dating. A new study offers data-driven tips looking for love online. Sara Haines brings us that. Reporter: With Valentine's day just a day away, 'tis the season to revamp your online dating profile and this morning, a brand-new study will help you do just that. Compiling the top five tips to increase your chances of finding love online. Without question, there's a strategy for online dating and if you don't use it, you normally lose. Reporter: First up, your screen name can make or break you. So the study suggests picking a screen name that begins with an earlier letter in the alphabet, that way you're at the top of the search heap. I'm going to go with an "A" of some form. Aaamazing. Tip number two a right way to take a profile photo. A genuine smile and slight head tilt. Also, try wearing red. Apparently it helps. Nailing it, oh, and recruit some friends too. The study suggests that you appear more desirable if others look like they're having fun around you. Smile. Ha, ha, ha, I just said something funny. Experts agree -- ready, we're taking a shot. Have at least photo, a face profile up close, a full body. You want to have one photo of you in an activity having fun. Reporter: Tip four keep those profile bios concise and honest and finally when typing that first message, don't just say hi, start with a compliment and then a question. You're hot. How are you? Done. For "Good morning America," Sara Haines, ABC news, New York. That's a nice selfie.

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