Why internet dating is bad
Ok Cupid, an online dating site with over 3.5 million active users, taps into the massive stats that are collected in its server.
On its blog Ok Trends, which has attracted over 1 million unique visitors, the site makes intriguing observations about user behavior.
Most people tend to rely on their gut and past experiences to guide them in their quest for love.
But, if you’re one of those people, considering the following data-driven dating tips may help to maximize your success online: Site Selection : Virtual Dating Assistants found that each message they sent on a pay site (i.e.
Match.com) was two times as likely to result in a date as a free site (i.e. Scott Valdez suggests, “It makes sense that people who are dropping -60 per month for memberships are more serious about arranging a date offline.” He did recognize that there are some bad paid sites out there too (do your research before you open your wallet), and Ok Cupid is becoming a highly effective free site that can compete with high-quality paid sites like in terms of the overall site and selection quality.
Photos : Ok Cupid discovered that men who look away from the camera and don't smile have a much higher chance of getting a response than those who look directly into the camera.
Profile Updates : Virtual Dating Assistants realized that there was a correlation between updating client profiles and receiving unsolicited winks and emails.
Running regressions and analyses to determine how to increase your "hits" may appear to strip the romance out of digital dating.Data collected by Virtual Dating Assistants revealed that while women of all ages respond well to humor, women in their early 30s and above responded well to longer, more thoughtful emails that expressed genuine interest.Women in their 20s rejected these more serious emails, preferring even some slight cockiness - or what some dating coaches call the “Cocky & Funny” approach.Scott Valdez recommends that men only give women a glimpse of their six-pack if they do it in a way that doesn’t make them look like they’re deliberately showing them off…For example, you could be diving into a pool or jumping in the air to spike a volleyball.