Women seek a travelling, fitness fiend who likes trips to the theatre and men want a woman with a panache for photography and a healthy lifestyle according to eHarmony.co.uk.
The dating site analyzed what picks up the highest number of communications and found that men get the most hits if they mention exercise, travelling, dancing and cooking and women do if they list outdoor activities, politics, pets, photography and sport. We take a look at what each of these mean for the people who post the profiles.
Travelling- They are adventurous and not content with staying on home soil. They may speak another language too- you know that you will not get bored of this person as they are always looking for the next big high.
Exercise- They take pride in how they look and making sure they can live as long as possible- if things go well the longer you have together the better.
Theatre- They are cultured- the cinema just won't hack it for them- they like the rawness of theatre- so they are better at accepting imperfections.
Dancing- They like to keep fit but in a fun way- they are not slaves to the gym- they make looking and feeling good easy and enjoyable. They are easy and like to see the good in everything.
Cooking- They don't expect you to fall into any stereotypical roles and like to take pride in what they put in their bodies. They have patience in order to do this which extends to their personal life too.
Outdoor interests- They will never be seen moping around on the couch if it's a nice day- they are out and about and appreciate the smaller things in life- they are humble creatures.
Photography- They have an eye for detail and things that other people miss. They know what you are thinking from your tone of voice or smallest change in expression- they are sensitive to your emotions.
Watching sport- They are a team player and so will only strive to do the same with you- they share and always think about themselves within the couple not as an individual.
Pets- They are kind and want to look after you- they will go out of their way to make sure that you are happy and content.
Art- They like to look at the world in a different way and that includes you- they see what everyone else has overlooked and bring out the best in you because of it.
Learning- They soak up information- you can talk for hours about snippets of knowledge, books you've read and regale each other with stories to learn as much about each other as possible.
Music- A great bonder if you like the same stuff, but if you don't a useful tool to open up your mind to news things. This person makes you consider things you would never have done in the past.
Relationship expert Sloan Sheridan-Williams comments: "The research shows that both sexes are looking to satisfy their need for certainty in knowing that a future partner takes an interest in looking and feeling good - hence exercise rating so highly. Likewise, a passion for travel fulfills the need for variety, connection and growth whilst a love of the theatre or photography is indicative of creative spirit. In an era where singles are time poor, our interests work as indicators - revealing our overall approach to life and love."
Jemima Wade, spokesperson for eHarmony, comments: "As experts in relationships, it's fascinating to see how members of the opposite sex view certain interests when communicating online. At eHarmony.co.uk, we match our members on 29 key personality dimensions that form the basis of a long-lasting relationship. These include physical energy and artistic passion, alongside attributes such as shared values, character and social skills - helping us find you a truly compatible partner."