Saturday, February 13, 2016

Looking for Love? Better Think About the Words You Use

Online dating services are a HUGE business now. People are looking for relationships, companionship, marriage partners, and even just friendships and they're using these services to find what they're looking for. And, to do this, they need to fill in profiles. This means they need to use WORDS! They need to write effectively.

Well, our friends at, the team behind the popular writing app, partnered with the online dating website eHarmony to determine whether the writing skills displayed in people’s online dating profiles affect their chances of finding romance. Grammarly summarized the results, along with other online dating statistics, in an infographic.

Valentine's Day Grammar 2016 Infographic

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Karen Cioffi said...

Grammarly, thanks for sharing this infographic with us. Boy, writing is important everywhere!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Grammarly and Karen Cioffi-Ventrice, your readers may like a book about "Words that Work" by Frank Luntz, especially the chapter on magical words that have been proven by research to get results! ( There's also quite a bit about word choice as it related to book publishing in my The Frugal Editor (

Karen Cioffi said...

Carolyn, "Words that Work" looks great. I'm going to look it up on Amazon. Always looking for those 'power' words! Thanks for sharing!

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