Eighteen years ago, I was chatting with this man I had never met on AOL Instant Message. We lived in the same city and had started chatting through AIM one afternoon. Keep in mind this is something I had never done before, but something led me to say “Hello” back. We are closing in on 17 years of marriage and I have never regretted saying “Hello”.  This was way before online dating was popular. In fact, I usually lied when people asked how I met my now husband because it was embarrassing to say we met “online”. Dating websites are extremely popular and many have found love through websites that match up your interests and personalities with someone else.

I thought this fun infographic from GRAMMARLY would be interesting to some of you this Valentine’s Weekend. If you are looking to set up a dating profile, there are some good tips for how to answer questions and describe yourself below. I would have to agree with the finding that women were turned off by men who used incorrect spelling in their profiles. That would be a turn-off for me as well!

Grammarly reviewed 10,000 eHarmony male/female matches generated by eHarmony’s matching algorithm. Fifty percent of the matches advanced to two-way communication while the other 50 percent failed to advance. Each male and female in a match wrote long-form answers to questions on their dating profile. These writing samples were analyzed by Grammarly’s automated proofreader for accuracy in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Valentine's Day Grammar 2016 Infographic

Grammarly is a simple and powerful writing app that corrects more types of spelling and grammatical mistakes than any other software on the market. The product suite comprises the Grammarly Editor online editing tool; browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari; Grammarly for Microsoft Office; and the Grammarly native app, a convenient desktop editor for Mac and PC. I use Grammarly for all my writing to check spelling and grammar mistakes that I might miss during my proofreading. It is simple to add Grammarly to your computer and it will check all your writing whether online or in word documents.

As a company, Grammarly’s mission is to improve communication among the world’s more than 2 billion native and non-native English writers. Millions of registered users worldwide trust Grammarly’s products, which are also licensed by more than 600 leading universities and corporations. Grammarly is an Inc. 500 company with offices in San Francisco and Kyiv.
eHarmony, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is a pioneer in using relationship science to match singles seeking long-term relationships. Its service presents users with compatible matches based on key dimensions of personality that are scientifically proven to predict highly successful long-term relationships.

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  1. bermudaonion on February 15, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I used to chuckle when someone said they had an online friend. I don't these days because I have quite a few. I met one of my closest friends online.

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