A Valentine’s Day Infographic: Could Bad Grammar = Forever Alone?

With Valentine’s Day coming up, this week I have three infographics to share. This first post comes from Grammarly, who have done some research to find out whether the way people write when they’re looking for love can make a difference.

Grammarly has partnered with the online dating website eHarmony for their research, seeking to determine whether the writing skills displayed in people’s online dating profiles affect their chances of finding romance.

To do this, they reviewed 10,000 eHarmony male/female matches generated by eHarmony’s matching algorithm. Fifty percent of the matches advanced to two-way communication, while the other 50 percent failed to advance. Each male and female in a match wrote long-form answers to questions on their dating profile. These writing samples were analysed by Grammarly’s automated proofreader for accuracy in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

To summarise their results, Grammarly has made this really interesting infographic below. Some of my favourite findings include what words make you more successful or unsuccessful when talking to the opposite sex, what significance spelling errors have, and what percentage of people judge the opposite sex on their grammar and spelling.

The results are also combined with other online dating statistics, including how many new users join dating websites in the new year, how many messages are sent during these peak seasons, and what gender receives the most matches.

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