Okcupid your looks and online dating
After all, Ok Cupid’s findings were based on behavior, not just talk, right? Like everyone else, we believed in Ok Cupid’s conclusions. But every time we looked into this, we found the same thing: daters who used Photofeeler for photo testing were getting right-swipes like never before.But the more data we collected about men’s dating photo attractiveness, the more it became undeniable: Ok Cupid’s advice wasn’t raising men’s photo scores. In fact, users reported 3-5x (200-400%) more matches!Way back before Ok Cupid was bought by they would do fantastic, fascinating and fun Ok Cupid Labs posts where they'd analyze their internal data and do really cool - and often helpful, controversial - writeups about the results.Those blog posts no longer happen, and I think a lot of us miss them.
One hypothesis going into his data analysis was that the rise of things like airbrushing, cosmetic surgery, Bud Light ads, and prominence of women like Kim Kardashian in the media has set unrealistic expectations when it comes to what men think is attractive. For more than half of women (54%), the type of photos posted by others (e.g., number of selfies, whether they seem exciting/funny/adventurous, the type of clothing they are wearing) is a key driver in determining how attractive they are – again, even more important than weight and height.
We can fill the void a tiny bit with Millward's new, controversial Ok Cupid experiment.
Jon Millward (known to many for his Analysis of 5000 Call Girl Reviews and Life of a Call Girl: Fantasy vs.
One of the more popular news stories being shared around the web this week has been the story of how Chris Mc Kinlay, a mathematics Ph D candidate “hacked” OKCupid in order to find love.
Naturally, this inspired both wonder – OMG, nerds can break the code and get laid!