Well, take a deep breath and let us make it simple for you...
And now you're staring at the blank email screen wondering what to write to get a response.
But make sure you use the ones with a nose :-) , rather than those without :) Here, Kate Taylor, a relationship expert with - the world's biggest dating site - gives the ultimate guide finding that special someone online: DO Use a photo Profiles with pictures receive 16 times more responses than those without. Women who look directly into the camera for their profile picture receive far more responses than women who look away. We don't know why - could it be women prefer a more brooding, distracted man?
The most successful photos are taken in daylight, using an SLR camera (not a smartphone), and show just one person, not a group. Include a photo of you engaged in an interesting activity Like playing an instrument, a sport, or in an unusual location.
Write a brief, upbeat profile Nothing too deep or too long.
If you're divorced/separated with children, use the drop-down menu to reveal that.
They found that names with negative connotations, such as "Little" or "Bugg", are often linked with inferiority, while light-hearted screen names, like Fun2bwith, are more likely to result in a date.
Men are more attracted to names that suggest physical appearance, such as "Blondie" or "Cutie", whereas women prefer names that show intelligence, such as "Cultured".
Men who refer to women as "females" or "women" rather than "girls" are more likely to find a mate, as are men who use the word "whom" (31 per cent more online communication).
Smiley face emojis work unexpectedly well online - indeed, people who use emojis apparently have more sex.