Our informant forwarded along an email s/he received from Ok Cupid, which I am re-posting here in full: We are very pleased to report that you are in the top half of Ok Cupid’s most attractive users.Your new elite status comes with one important privilege: You will now see more attractive people in your match results. The policy discriminates against those deemed less attractive for whatever reason (bad photo, profile misspelling, etc.).
“With today being International Women’s Day and March being Women’s History Month, Ok Cupid did a study about its female users and found there is an advantage to being a woman on the site,” read a press email I received on Monday. Women message fewer people than men do, and the men who women target are people they’re actually interested in.Its messaging stuck: “Women Who Make First Move in Online Dating Are Rewarded, Study Finds” reported the . Men are romantic carpet-bombers who’ve been trained to approach any woman who catches their eye, while women are more selective with their flirtation.At first glance, you might not think that spelling mistakes, eating trash, shaved legs, the taste of beer, or nuclear war would have much to do with finding true love.But it turns out that your answers to these seemingly trivial questions could determine whether you end up attracting or repelling the object of your online romantic fantasies.Inexplicably pegged to Women’s History Month, the study spins the data as “a woman’s advantage,” since women who first message men have a better chance of getting a response than men who first message women.
Such is the gender dynamic that’s played out in courtship, both online and offline, for generations.
According to one online source, over 41 million Americans have tried to find a mate using an online dating service such as Match.com, e Harmony, or OKCupid. OKCupid alone claims to have over 1 million visitors every day.
Anyone who has ever set up an online dating profile will tell you that it can be an exercise filled with uncertainty and anxiety. How should you make contact with potential dates...
Ok Cupid released new data this week that confirm what heterosexual users have long known: that male users of the app are far more likely to make the first move with women than the other way around.
For every four first messages a woman sends to men, a man sends 14 to women.
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