Dating websites that show response rate
Funnily enough, I had to write about a dozen beautiful female users before anyone would even get back to me. Anyhow, I know attractiveness is far from a universal concept, but maybe keep these folks in mind as we go through the data.Our chart shows how men have rated women, on a scale from 0 to 5.This week we will confront an unfortunate truth of online dating: no matter how much time you spend polishing your profile, honing your IM banter, and perfecting your message introductions, it’s your picture that matters most.We’re going to look at how your photos affect both the messages you get and how successful your own outgoing messages are.
As you’d expect, more attractive people get more replies.The curve is symmetric and surprisingly charitable: a woman is as likely to be considered extremely ugly as extremely beautiful, and the majority of women have been rated about “medium.” The chart normalized, even though it’s just the unfiltered opinions of our male users.Given the popular wisdom that Hollywood, the Internet, and Photoshop have created unrealistic expectations of how a woman should look, I found the fairness and, well, realism, of this gray arc kind of heartening.In the upcoming posts in this series, we’re going to control for attractiveness, so that we can deliver real and useful advice for all the non-models out there. We’ll look at, among other things: what makes a good picture (is it taken outside?