The tips got pretty specific in some cases: It’s 28 percent better for a male to refer to females as women rather than girls, and men who use “whom” get 31 percent more contacts from the opposite sex. Wealthy Single Mommy is up for a People’s Choice Plutus Award – a kinda big-ish personal finance blogger award. Always good for the ego to see who is checking out my online dating profile, scope which hotties (and grodies) gave me five stars. OK, being totally honest here: A few times a day, usually. He told me straight out that he wasn’t seeing anyone else. He confessed he’d held at bay a few other online prospectives for weeks until I returned from vacation for our first date (“I had a good feeling,” he said.)When making dates, he would go to lengths to explain why a suggested time wouldn’t work: “I get out of work late then I need to take care of some business with my dad and then head to a friend’s birthday party. Except it is a private declaration that can be done without any explicit agreement between the involved parties. Him: Well, I don’t know online dating decorum and when to get off.
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 In the world of online dating, a profile serves as a first impression.The profile is where photos are displayed in all of their glory, glimpses of personality peek through a few typed sentences and eligible singles can get noticed by the almost 50,000,000 people who have tried online dating in the USA.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.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.