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. Finding a date, let alone love, just isn’t easy—even though there are plenty of apps for that.Mentioning cats is fine, but mention “my cats” and you’re a weirdo.The data shows that lesbians appreciate nice legs, gay men prize nice arms, and straight women and men are looking for flat stomachs above all else.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.In terms of how you behave around women, your status is determined by your level of confidence. When it comes to attraction, confidence is everything. If you’re a man who goes after what he wants, is a leader of people and has a higher perception of himself over others, women will find you attractive.
Learn to love yourself first before you can love someone else. ” The more you invest and ‘love yourself’ the more attractive you’ll be in the eyes of women.
Her attraction for you is not logically determined by a screening process – your job, looks, hobbies and interests.
So don’t treat your interactions with women like an interview. Rather than ask boring questions like “Where are you from? “You sound like you’re an Essex girl with that terrible accent of yours”. They want to be rescued from the boredom of everyday life. Pretend you’re hiding from FBI agents, and need a girl’s help to escort you to the bar unscathed.
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.