READ WRITE WEB -- Sep 3 -- According to OK Cupid, only 32% of dating site messages receive a response. Of the successful efforts, the majority of first contact messages are brief. The ideal message length from men to women is between 200-300 characters and from women to men it's a mere 50 characters. In a recent blog post, the company writes, "Almost 16% of first messages are over 2000 characters (roughly 400 words), and the average is 743! We've found that the most effective messages are much shorter. After about 360 words (1800 characters), you start scaring people off, like the online equivalent of a face tattoo."
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