If you've ever ventured into the world of online dating, be it through Tinder, Grindr, OkCupid, eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, How About We, Match.com or any other site or app, you'll have undoubtedly experienced the following four first impressions:
1. Wow, there are a lot of creeps out there.
2. Wow, some of these people actually seem nice/normal/awesome/attractive!
3. Wow, I really did not need to see that much of that stranger. Block.
4. Wow, did anyone advance past 6th grade spelling and grammar?
Grammarly, a top-of-the-line grammar-checking software, said in an email they had decided to do some research on the last of these online dating first impressions. Grammarly partnered up with eHarmony to conduct a study on how spelling and grammar mistakes influence interactions on dating sites, surveying 10,000 eHarmony profiles for spelling, punctuation and grammar errors.
To display their findings, Grammarly has published a very useful infographic for online daters, and this information is coming out just in time for those who are looking for love. Fifty million messages are sent on dating sites during the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day, so if you're on a dating site, be sure to proofread!
Check out the study's incredible findings below.