ZDNET - June 20 - Amateur data analyst Jon Millward published the results of ten fake OkCupid profiles to asess the male-female dynamic in online dating. Men face extreme competition. The two most attractive women received 83% of all messages. It took 2 months, 13 days for the most popular woman’s inbox to fill up. It would take the most popular man 2.3 years to fill up his. Most men compliment the attractive women a lot or they ask a general question about travel or something equally boring.
Millward concluded that a successful message should:
- Demonstrate creativity, intelligence and great sense of humour
- Be totally different to anything she may have received before
- Be obviously unique and not a cut-and-paste job
- Show that I’ve read her profile and absorbed facts about her
- Not be needy