Looking for love before 2014? Tired of attending all of those company and friends' holiday parties stag? Zoosk, www.zoosk.com, the online dating site and social networking app, has timely tips for revamping your online personal persona and helpful hints for snagging a date for New Year's Eve, or at least early in 2014.
Here are some tips from Alex Mehr, co-founder and president of Zoosk.com:
-Emoticons are so 90s. Save the "AOL-style" lingo for your mother. Using this specific :) smiley face decreases response rates by 68 percent.
-Promote yourself. Talk about your hobbies, interests and skills. Mentioning you enjoy exercising increases response rates by 21 percent.
-Save the family and pet photos until you meet in person. Users who pose with an animal get 53 percent less incoming messages.
-Put a smile on: No one likes a negative Nancy. Users who have a positive and ambitious tone throughout their profile and messages get 33 percent more messages.
-Show off that body. Use a full body shot in photos you share online; Zoosk users who include a full body image in their profile received 203 percent more messages than the average Zoosk user.