of singles crawl dating sites and apps, flipping through photos and profiles of potential matches. Here at WIRED, we couldn’t help but think there might be a better way to optimize your chances, so we pulled massive amounts of data from Ok Cupid and Match.com, searching for tips that might help you master Internet dating and find someone awesome.
Begin by choosing the perfect profile photo to display to other singles.
If you need to take a new snap, get hold of a smartphone and follow these tips to ensure you’re looking your best.
These guys and their data teams ran queries of all kinds and pulled spreadsheet after spreadsheet of information to try and answer our strange questions.
We also needed Ok Cupid to get permission from their users to enable us to publish those popular profile pics.
We analyzed the 1,000 most popular words on both men and women’s profiles, tabulated the most popular movies and TV shows, and crunched stats on what people consider their best feature vs.
what features their potential dates are attracted to.
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.
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.
Have fun, be honest and think about what makes you unique and interesting and make your photos count.2.