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Let’s face it men, women already think we’re a bunch of cavemen, so they don’t need further confirmation in the form of incoherent and misspelled ramblings.
Spelling errors or typing "cuz" instead of "because" in your messages will turn them off as fast as telling them you share a bed with your mother. This is tricky because women have a mastery over emoticons that we will never truly fathom, but misuse one and it could derail your chances. "Lmfao" will get you a giant 193 percent response rate bump, but "rofl" will get you stone cold silence.
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.
Anything that makes you sound like a fun, charming, intelligent member of society is kosher.We even scoured the top 400 most popular Ok Cupid profiles—the hottest people on the site in ten US cities—to see what their profile pics could tell the rest of us about attracting a date.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 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.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2014 is to finally find love—and if you’re single, it probably is—then there’s a good chance you may soon turn to online dating.According to Zoosk’s data, profiles with a selfie as the photo get a negative 8 percent response rate.