I wouldn’t say that’s sexist necessarily, it’s just down to gender differences.” She added that selfies were a no-no for men because they so often looked uncomfortable when taking them.
If the two of you hit it off, there will be plenty of time to open up about your personal information. You will probably have lots of questions about the man you are on a date with – particularly if he is super handsome and charming.
“People are so used to seeing professional, airbrushed photos in the media so a selfie will almost always look really amateurish and like you don’t care.” The Zoosk survey also found that men who used the words ‘baby’ and ‘beautiful’ in their first message to women were 10 and 13 per cent respectively less likely to get a response.
Full words were shown to be important to both sexes, with people using ‘ur’, ‘b4’ and ‘cuz’ less likely to be contacted.
And because as a community we really don’t have a good blueprint for dating, we’ve had to borrow tips from our straight counterparts.
Not that this is a bad thing – there’s certainly much to be learned.