When creating an online dating profile, the usual protocol is, of course, to put one's best foot forward. But don't try to make yourself look too good. According to new research, an overzealously scrubbed OKCupid profile may not elicit the adoration you'd think.
Researchers from the University of Iowa found that people are distrusting of flashy or too-perfect online dating profiles. The most successful profiles, instead, are those that feel authentic, and offer a sense of who the person really is.