When people describe what they look for in a partner, knowing the difference between ‘there’, ‘they’re’ and ‘their’ is rarely something they mention, but a study has indicated that grammatical knowhow can result in dating success.
According to the Evening Standard, research by TrueView, a popular dating app, shows that cramming your profile with textspeak and emojis may not be the route to anybody’s heart, and you’re much more likely to get a date if you use full sentences.
TrueView says that when messaging a “match” (someone you are interested in dating), words can make all the difference. If you use a full sentence, the app believes your chances of securing a date are 68% higher.
The research also shows that there is merit in being able to carefully read and understand your match’s profile, with a personal message being 45% more likely to result in dating success. This suggests that rather than opening with a coy and unoriginal ‘hi there’ or ‘how r u?’, it might be better to say something complimentary or interesting about the other person’s profile.
This isn’t the first time it has been suggested that the power, confidence and sensitivity that comes with stringing together full sentences can result in romantic success. In a survey last year by another dating site, Zoosk, 48% of singles deemed poor grammar to be a “deal-breaker” in dating.
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