Good introductions for internet dating
We analyzed over 500,000 first contacts on our dating site, Ok Cupid.Our program looked at keywords and phrases, how they affected reply rates, and what trends were statistically significant.We know that’s going to piss a lot of people off, and we’re more or less tongue-in-cheek with this advice, but it’s what the numbers say.does help a person get noticed (reply rate 56%), but maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise on a site that is itself named for a member of the Classical pantheon.The result: a set of rules for what you should and shouldn’t say when introducing yourself. Let’s go: Netspeak, bad grammar, and bad spelling are huge turn-offs.Our negative correlation list is a fool’s lexicon: was also a successful word, but much less so (33%).We’re presenting just a smattering: in fact every “niche” word that we have significant data on has a positive effect on messaging., no doubt because of its adverbial meaning of “to a fair degree; moderately” also helps male messages.A lot of real-world dating advice tells men to be more confident, but apparently hemming and hawing a little works well online.
So, in short, it’s okay to laugh, but keep the rest of your message grammatical and punctuated.
I can honestly say that I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to connect with people on a daily basis. I play a mean game of rock-paper-scissors (was the national champion for 2 years straight), and love the smell of pop tarts in the morning (part of a complete breakfast!
I work the night shift, which sometimes gets a bad rap, but it also comes with many lifestyle perks. I've set foot on 5 continents and have a thirst for exploring more. ) On our first date, I'll fly you to Paris on my private jet, where we'll watch Celine Dion perform live in concert.
Don't worry if you have two left feet - I spent six years training at the Gangnam-Style School of Dance, and can teach you how to do the hokey pokey for a nominal fee. As open-minded as I am, I have to draw the line at cigarettes. My cat Felix loves to meet new people, but if you're allergic to fur, the two of you probably won't get along.
Anyway, if you're easy-going and at least 86% awesome, feel free to drop me a line sometime! I'm attracted to people who set big goals and put all their effort into pursuing them. I can't stand their smell and don't want to be around smoke all the time. :( Me You: An undeniably awesome couple with amazing chemistry. Example 4: Goofy and Sarcastic I tie my own shoes, brush my own hair, and make my own bed...