What one thing never fails to make you feel better??

There's a lot of dating advice out there, and not all of it is particularly useful or relevant. Part of the problem is "courtship" is a quickly evolving beast with all sorts of ever-changing painful hurdles and potholes to navigate. A driving force behind this are the plethora of dating apps and sites available. Now, not only are we all putting ourselves out there to be scrutinised and ridiculed, but we have something like a nanosecond to get someone swiping right, lured by our spot-on profile. 

What not to use if you're a woman.

It's bad news for all you ladies who are actually quite content with your lives and are nice people. 

Illicit encounters advises, "women should stay away from describing themselves as shy, trustworthy and happy." Instead, try to use the words "curvy" and "sexy". Seriously. Also "honest" and "confident" were found to be attractive too.

This is because men have been found to respond to these adjectives, yet they are seldom used by women.

As for the men?

The winning word combination for men is "honesty, intelligence and confidence." Oh, and don't say you're "handsome". Illicit Encounters say women value your character over your vanity.