'I'd much rather see a picture of a nice smiling guy on a night out with friends or on holiday than one who has clearly spent too much time in front of a mirror in his bedroom.Have some selfie respect.'The new research by dating site Zoosk comes to the conclusion that while honesty really is the best policy for men, it's not such a good idea for women to talk about exes and children.The search for company, friendship and love leads people into looking for partners on social media websites.

There’s ample evidence justifying this; everywhere you see around yourself, you see people either enjoying the company of their beloveds, special friends, or for that matter, partners for intimate moments!

Dating is no more a sinful pleasure, and people don’t mind being blatant about their searches for dates.

I think it also shows that they're actually thinking about what women may want to hear and putting a real effort into their profile.

Women who are more forward, using phrases like dinner, drinks or lunch in the first message get 73 per cent more replies, while men should play it cooler.

In the end the right person will accept you for who you are, baggage and all.'Profiles with 100 to 200 words received 10 per cent more messages, and users with positive identifiers such as confident and outgoing, received 23 per cent more incoming messages and 4 per cent more replies to their outgoing ones.

'It's encouraging when you see a profile where a man specified books, music and fitness as interests because it makes them appear well rounded,' says online dater Lauren Keith, who is currently dating someone she met on Plenty Of Fish.'It's off-putting when a man only seems interested in going out with his mates and getting drunk.

To create a good dating profile you’ll want to write an attention-getting bio.

Attach a handful of unique photos to your account as well.

Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.

I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.

Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?