Unfortunately, most men are not well-versed in picking up such signals.

Spurred on by the optimism that the New Year brings, 1 million Britons are expected to get online for a date today - the first day back in the office after the Christmas break.

This time last year saw a 94 per cent increase in people singing up compared to their daily average.'In my experience, selfies on dating sites either involve the guy snapping a quick picture of himself as he loads his profile (no effort made) or stripping off in a desperate attempt to show off his buff body while trying out a moody male model look (far too much effort made).

Girls like to be babied and taken care of, maybe they were spoiled growing up.

Whatever the reason, girls don't like whipping out their wallets.

'I'd much rather see a picture of a nice smiling guy on a night out with friends or on holiday than one who has clearly spent too much time in front of a mirror in his bedroom.

Have some selfie respect.'The new research by dating site Zoosk comes to the conclusion that while honesty really is the best policy for men, it's not such a good idea for women to talk about exes and children.

Your girl will make sure you eat food that makes you feel good and look good. She’ll be sure to take you to places like Quarry Rock, Granville Island, and Stanley Park to get insta-worthy couple shots. This flexibility can positively translate to other aspects of your relationship as well.

Some may brave it, others may stay in, but either way you can be sure to still have an amazing night.

In the end the right person will accept you for who you are, baggage and all.'Profiles with 100 to 200 words received 10 per cent more messages, and users with positive identifiers such as confident and outgoing, received 23 per cent more incoming messages and 4 per cent more replies to their outgoing ones.

'It's encouraging when you see a profile where a man specified books, music and fitness as interests because it makes them appear well rounded,' says online dater Lauren Keith, who is currently dating someone she met on Plenty Of Fish.'It's off-putting when a man only seems interested in going out with his mates and getting drunk.

Regardless of a girl’s personal preferences, there are some universal rules of dating that will help you land that second date, and maybe even a third.