Crack a smile to get a click
Millions of online chat profiles ensure we are spoilt for choice about whom we chat to online. But here are millions of online chat profiles, so what will make yours stand out from the crowd?
The most important part of an online chat profile is the photo, as a recent survey by Nielsen//Netratings found that is what makes 74 per cent of people click on a certain profile.
It is therefore important that you have a photo that says something about who you are. Smile, be crazy or different and don't hide behind a fringe or a friend. Research shows that people with open, friendly faces have more luck chatting online.
It is also important to regularly update your description on your profile, in order to keep your profile fresh and funky. Up to 70 per cent of people online regard the description as very important.
Only four per cent of respondents regard online chat partners' star signs as important. They do think people's hobbies and interests are important however, with 60 per cent saying similar or interesting hobbies will make them click on a profile.
And the research shows that we're not material girls, with a guy's income (five per cent) and job (14 per cent) only slightly more important than star signs.
? Adfero Ltd