Christian Rudder, founder of Ok Cupid, believes “that because the photos with the low numbers feel more intimate and personal, they get a better viewer response.”People stress over writing witty and funny Tinder bios, let alone trying to make those few lines of text and emoji’s also represent their personality and what they’re looking for from Tinder. Do people read the text and emoji’s in your Tinder bio and actually use it judge you?Well Ok Cupid did an experiment to find out something similar – they wanted to find out if the text on online dating profiles had an impact on how users perceive other users.The Ok Cupid experiments show that whether you show your face doesn’t really affect your messages at all: Ok Cupid says that all of the users above receive significantly more messages than average, even though the rest of their profiles are ordinary. Smiling, showing your abs/cleavage, doing something interesting and using My Space angles all affect your success with online dating and Tinder.
It’s not going to make much of a difference – because it’s your photos that matter most.
Height is a popular piece of information that’s often used in Tinder bios of both girls and guys.
So it’s relatively easy to perform experiments around this data.
The general rule is: Interchangeable lens cameras (like digital SLR’s) take better pictures – they make you look more attractive than basic point and shoot camera’s and camera phones.
As you can see women tend to get less new messages as they get older (both lines trending down).
However the cleavage effect becomes more beneficial as women get older – it has a 24% improvement for 18 year old women, but at age 31 the cleavage effect has a massive 79% improvement.
Something to keep in mind: On Ok Cupid, users can message anyone, they don’t need to match first like on Tinder.
So when the Ok Cupid data talks about “attracting or receiving messages”, it basically just means people are interested, which on Tinder is like”right-swipes” and “matches”. Good :)And in case you were wondering, the My Space angle isn’t successful because you can kind of see down the girls shirt.
BUT…Although the cleavage shot attracts a lot of new messages, those messages don’t lead anywhere…