Attention all single men and women – if you're looking for love and have a Tinder account, this advice might help you out.

New research has found that listing certain sports in your dating bio can increase your likelihood of matching with someone by up to two times as much.

The study compiled together by GolfSupport.com found that rugby and dancing were the most attractive sports for women and men respectively.

In the social experiment, a male and female Tinder profile were both created and were designed to attract someone from the opposite sex.

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Each bio was updated several times throughout the experiment so that it mentioned they played a certain sport for a limited amount of time.

All other aspects were left unchanged with both versions of the profiles would swipe yes to 200 people then leave the profiles for two days to match with people.

Hannah Laity and Beauden Barrett recently announced their engagement. Photo / Norrie Montgomery
Hannah Laity and Beauden Barrett recently announced their engagement. Photo / Norrie Montgomery

Male profiles that didn't mention any sport received an average of 57 matches, while females without sports received an average of 88 matches over two days.

Adding sports into both bios proved to have some interesting results.

The results concluded that having a form of sport could double your chances of matching with someone, especially for men.

Rugby proved to be the most attractive sport to women, getting 120 matches over the duration of the experiment.

Weightlifting finished in second and golf placed third.

Dancing proved to be the most attractive sport for men when looking at female profiles, receiving a total of 118 matches.

Weightlifting again finished second and gymnastics was third.

When the female profile mentioned rugby it only received 74 matches – which was lower than the profile with no mention of sport received.

The five sports most favoured by women

• Rugby: 120 matches
• Weightlifting: 117 matches
• Golf: 104 matches
• Swimming: 102 matches
• Boxing: 97 matches

The five sports most favoured by men

• Dance: 118 matches
• Weightlifting: 112 matches
• Gymnastics: 106 matches
• Cricket: 105 matches
• Football: 101 matches