Do women have it a lot easier than men, and do hot people in general have it the easiest? Millward created 10 fake OKCupid profiles with similar sounding usernames, with the same written profile, personal stats, level of education, etc. Each account had a different photo of a man or woman of varying attractiveness.
However, it’s always good to back up hypotheses with facts, and that’s what Jon Millward did with this experiment, posted on his eponymous blog.
He has no idea what to write in his first email to you, and he’s competing with hundreds of men for your attention.
Be patient, write a better profile, and learn not to get so frustrated with men, and you can enjoy online dating a lot more.
• The two most attractive women received 83% of all messages.
• The two most attractive women probably would have received several thousand more if their inboxes hadn’t have reached maximum capacity.
• It took 2 months, 13 days for the most popular woman’s inbox to fill up.
At the current rate it would take the most popular man 2.3 years to fill up his. Well, you’ve seen this a few times before: “Most men compliment the attractive women a lot, they make reference to something in the woman’s profile (you would not believe how many times men mentioned the party tricks and ‘Arrow’ the cheetah from the generic profile I wrote), or they ask a general question about travel or something equally boring.” What SHOULD he write instead?When I asked him what his degree was he revealed that in reality he had spent six years in community college repeatedly starting, but failing to complete, programs.His comment was, “I could have been a doctor by now!As a man, your takeaway is that the competition is fierce, and thus far, you have not been up to it.Stop blaming Match or women or your city for your failures and learn to market yourself more effectively.If you are ready to use paid services, you should consider internet free dating.