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Last week marked the 400th anniversary of the death of (arguably) the most wondrous of love poets who has ever graced us with his words: William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s romantic sonnets and plays have captured and enchanted millions throughout the last 400 years, and to honor the poet himself, Match.com conducted a survey to attest to his relevance in the world of digital dating today.

As it happens, mentioning Shakespeare on your online dating profile increases your chances big time! If you are a guy mentioning him, you will increase your female response ratio by 27%! (No surprises here, we are all suckers for Romeo).

See below five of Shakespeare’s most lyrical love quotes to add to your profile.

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.”

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.”

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is wing’d cupid painted blind.”

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.”

leo