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September 14, 2009 10:05 PM Subscribe
How (not) to write an online-dating message,
posted by Kadin2048 (79 comments total)
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based on a sample of 500,000 "first contact" messages.
The average message from a man to a woman on OK Cupid has a 32% chance of getting a response. (Although longer is apparently better
. Also, women seeking men, men seeking men, and women seeking women have somewhat better odds
.) But not all messages are created equal: “netspeak, bad grammar, and bad spelling are huge turn-offs,” while the “top three most popular ways to say ‘hello’ were all actually bad beginnings.”
, the OK Cupid development/statistics blog, has come up previously
[Via Hacker News.]