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One study of perceptions in cyberspace demonstrated that selective nicknames or handles influence the impressions others develop of the person using them. Or consider Happy Hiker, Nautical Gal, Outdoor Lover, Walking Woman, Line Dancer, History Buff, Birder Chick, Bridge Belle, or Hookedon Books.

You may have a fascinating profession to brag about, as did Paleo Gal, Art Lady, and Novelist53.

If you’re single and ready to mingle in today’s digital era, you’re probably (definitely) on a dating app. If we’re wrong, kudos to you for doing things your own way and keeping the dating game offline.

And to all of you newcomers, welcome to the world of swiping. Single-friendly meeting venues may change over the years, but some things never do, like heartache and our unwavering love for Pat Benatar.

Those of us who use these dating apps are always open to tips about how to make our profiles more accurate and appealing.

As a result, we're super intrigued by studies and trends reports that help us figure out how to do so.

Writing your profile is the first step of online dating, but it’s also the most important, and sometimes the most stressful, part.

This is what singles will use to determine if they’re interested in you, and if your profile doesn’t attract them within those initial 10 seconds or so, they’ll move on to someone else. Getting your profile right is actually pretty easy and straightforward.

We used insight from When you only have a little space to write your bio (we’re talking the length of a tweet or two), don’t attempt to include your life story. Share a quick and funny story or quote a favorite line from a television show. Since swipe culture thrives on the “TLDR” (too long didn't read) head scape, a lengthy bio can throw people off, leading you to miss out on some potential matches.

And in case this wasn’t clear, you don’t need to introduce yourself and sign off at the end (apparently some people write letters).

I watched her swipe left to reject a professional football team's worth of New York-area hipsters, jocks and nerds.