Simply stating, “I am hilarious” is not as good as, you know, just being funny with your description.

DO: BE AUTHENTIC This is a tip that works in on- and off-line dating.

They found that the screen name chosen for an online profile is important.

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For example, from the study: “genuine, attractive, outgoing, professional female, good sense of humor, into keeping fit, socializing, music and travel, seeks like-minded, good-natured guy to share quality times.” Feel free to copy and paste that, if it fits the bill.

Also, the study notes that men prefer women who are fit through activities such as yoga and going to the gym, and women prefer bravery and risk-taking to kindness and altruism.

(So, the username “LEANING_IN_AND_LOVIN_IT” should still be okay, right?

) Another tip, per professor and study author Khalid Khan: “People are also attracted to those similar to themselves.

So before setting up your profile, look at the profiles of people you find attractive and choose a name with a likeness,” he said in a release.

DON’T: ONLY POST SELFIES Okay, this one is pretty intuitive, but look good in your primary photo. Including group photos makes you look more desirable, the study notes.

DO: BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT YOUR USERNAME People gloss over this one too often, and maybe it’s because we’re in a time when people tend to use their real names, or variations thereof, in many of their online interactions. Remember back to when picking your AIM username was a serious task?

It was your identity, your marker, and you’d better be happy with picking “DMX123” because you could be stuck with it for years.

People also look to cues like spelling and grammatical errors (it’s “they’re” not “there,” pal).