Dating site has most attractive women
We couldn’t have done any of this without the help of the data maestros at Match and Ok Cupid: Christian Rudder, cofounder and president of Ok Cupid, and Jim Talbott, director of consumer insights at These guys and their data teams ran queries of all kinds and pulled spreadsheet after spreadsheet of information to try and answer our strange questions.Zohar Lazar Buried in all that data were some surprising facts about how to optimize your dating profile.If you’re a gay man, pose outdoors—48 percent of the profile pics of the most popular gay men on Ok Cupid were snapped outside. ) Selfies are acceptable for women (45 percent of top-ranking straight women used them, as did 4 percent of lesbians), but not so much for men.We also needed Ok Cupid to get permission from their users to enable us to publish those popular profile pics.In short, we couldn’t have scraped all this data and derived this advice without the help of these talented data crunchers who are as dedicated to data analysis as we are.Online dating may be a jungle, but it’s a jungle with a LOT of single people, so it’s best to learn how to master the process.
This site was created for beautiful men and women to meet each other.For all the talk about “The End of Men” and how gender roles have been obliterated and women can write to men first, blahblahblah, here’s what ACTUALLY happened after four months:• The women as a group received over 20 times more messages than the men.• The two most attractive women received 83% of all messages.• The two most attractive women probably would have received several thousand more if their inboxes hadn’t have reached maximum capacity.• It took 2 months, 13 days for the most popular woman’s inbox to fill up.At the current rate it would take the most popular man 2.3 years to fill up his. Well, you’ve seen this a few times before:“Most men compliment the attractive women a lot, they make reference to something in the woman’s profile (you would not believe how many times men mentioned the party tricks and ‘Arrow’ the cheetah from the generic profile I wrote), or they ask a general question about travel or something equally boring.”What SHOULD he write instead?As a man, your takeaway is that the competition is fierce, and thus far, you have not been up to it.Stop blaming Match or women or your city for your failures and learn to market yourself more effectively.