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.

When you find that perfect online dating profile to message, you need to come up with an angle for your first email.

Millions of online daters ask the same boring small talk questions every day. Boring people don't attract the attention of singles who are in high demand.

A hastily-written page full of abbreviations suggests you're not taking it seriously, or that it's something you flung up online while you were bored.

That suggests you won't take dating seriously either.

'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.

Good spelling shows that you are thoughtful and considered.

Comment on something specific to the profile to stop the message from feeling too copied and pasted. Send a message that shows me you're interested in me as a person, not just looks. Refrain from being too blatant, but compliment something specific, i.e.

They should wait to divulge details later.'I prefer it when women wait a bit before revealing too much about their past relationships or children and let us get to know them as an individual first,' says Chris Hines, who met his girlfriend on Plenty Of Fish.'In the end it’s about you as a couple and if you find out that you're suited then the other person will probably be more accepting of the rest.