Summer is over and do you know what time it is? Cuffing season.

It's that time of year when the weather gets colder, the nights are darker and all you want to do is cosy up to a good film on a rainy Sunday.

And of course you need a bae to do it with.

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But have you ever looked down at your phone and wondered why the countless dating apps you've downloaded for the summer aren't showing any notifications?

Maybe you're the type of person who likes to show off their witty side in their bio with a Friends reference, or perhaps you love to express your undying love for Netflix and pizza.

You've spent days, weeks and months swiping right in the hope of finding The One, but to no avail. 

We've all been there and as it turns out, we're all playing the game wrong. Phew! 

Badoo has revealed the top 10 words featured on its most successful dating profiles and they are pretty surprising.

The dating website recently delved into its database and analysed its most successful users' "about me" sections, taking note of the most frequently used words. 

And apparently, these are the words that are guaranteed to land you a hot date. 

According to the study, the top word for female users was "love" and the most-swiped right male users had "6'" in their bio, while music and gym appeared in both lists. 

But it varies between the genders. 

Men are drawn towards women whose profiles include the words "beer" and "coffee", while women were attracted to men whose profile included 'relationship' and 'car'. 

Top 10 words for women's profile:

  1. Love
  2. Drink
  3. Music
  4. LOL
  5. Gym
  6. Coffee
  7. Blue Eyes
  8. :) 
  9. Beer
  10. Foodie

Top 10 words for men's profiles:

  1. 6'
  2. Family
  3. Dogs
  4. Dinner
  5. Beard
  6. Travel
  7. Music
  8. Relationship
  9. Gym
  10. Car

"I would encourage you not to be afraid to write about something that is specific to you, such as your favourite film director or least favourite pasta dish. These sorts of things will help you to stand out and can often add a touch of humour," says Badoo's in house dating-expert Claire Stott.

"It is also a good idea to include what you are looking for and any potential deal breakers - such as height - to prevent any awkwardness later on."

So as cuffing season approaches, it's time to exercise our favourite swiping thumb and give our bios a revamp.

See you on there. 

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