Your Looks and Your Inbox « OkTrends
When it comes down to actually choosing targets, men choose the modelesque. Someone like roomtodance above gets nearly 5 times as many messages as a typical woman and 28 times as many messages as a woman at the low end of our curve. Site-wide, two-thirds of male messages go to the best-looking third of women. So basically, guys are fighting each other 2-for-1 for the absolute best-rated females, while plenty of potentially charming, even cute, girls go unwritten. ....the most salient of which is that the average-looking woman has convinced herself that the vast majority of males aren’t good enough for her, but she then goes right out and messages them anyway.
This week we will be confronting a fact that, by definition, haunts the average online dater: no matter how much time you spend polishing your profile, honing your IM banter, and perfecting your message introductions, it’s your picture that matters most.
Posted by angelaThe 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures « OkTrends
almost-scientific quantitative analysis of dating website
Important for meeting and engaging people online, may be important for professional profiles depending on career
How to make your profile picture to pop out.The Case For An Older Woman « OkTrends
Excellent data, frank discussion of men's bias towards younger women (with graphs and pictures of cute non-young women!)
ause it has been a successful way to introduce previous posts, I wanted to put real faces on this demographic before I delve into a bunch of numbers. Pictured below are some single users in their mid-thirties or early forties, taken from the first couple pages of my own local match search. Nothing I'll talk about today pertains necessarily to any one of them, but I wanted to put forward some people to go with th
Data from OKCupid on sex match preferences and changes based on age as well as attitudes of men and women basically proving that men should date women older than they are despite the fact that typically they date younger women.The Big Lies People Tell In Online Dating « OkTrends
lies and stats from OK Cupid http://bit.ly/aY1kX1 :)
OK Cupid crunches the numbers on the biggest lies in online dating: http://bit.ly/9zheTf
// Cool data
"People do everything they can in their OkCupid profiles to make themselves seem awesome, and surely many of our users genuinely are. But it's very hard for the casual browser to tell truth from fiction. With our behind-the-scenes perspective, we're able to shed some light on some typical claims and the likely realities behind them."
Another amazing data analysis post from OkCupid
I'm married, but I love love love when OKCupid goes all data on us.
Interesting analysis of information gathered from OK Cupid (dating site) vs. norm.