Online dating can be intimidating. On any given night at the bar, you might see three or four attractive people who appear single, but with Internet dating, you suddenly have dozens of potential mates at your fingertips. The sheer numbers of choices are staggering. How can you be sure that you're contacting the right person? How do you know that you aren’t spending all of this time and energy to set up a date that will flop before the complementary chips and salsa are served?

Luckily, there is more to a potential match than the “About Me” section of their profile. There are tons of signals in an online dating profile—some hidden and some not so hidden—that can tell you all you need to know about a potential mate. They say forewarned if forearmed, and we’re here to tell you exactly what to look for to maximize the chances the object of your online affection is a perfect match. These are the 25 Signs You’d Hit It Off With Your Online Crush In Real Life.

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