Writing online dating ads
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
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.
Writing the Ad Editing the Ad Sample Personal Ads Community Q&A Writing a personal ad can be nerve-racking if you don't know where to begin.A man who ONLY has eyes for me & can make me laugh are important qualities! Let's just relax...become friends & get to know each other... I'm putting out a world wide web bulletin to get everyone's help. She appears to be between 26 and 40 years old, but may appear younger than her age.She at least 5'7" (I am 6'), not a bbw, but doesn't live at the gym either.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.Enroll in a yoga class and learn to surf—they’re the most popular activities for men and women alike, so either desirable singles are super mellow or it’s aspirational, and everyone to be mellow.
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