Online dating: most of you very likely have a spruced-up profile on some random dating webpagina, even if you won’t admit it to others. You’ve most likely sent a message to someone or maybe even received a few messages yourself. However, most of the time, there is no response.
Actually, there is a response to online dating messages only about 32% of the time, according to the very popular (and free) dating webstek OkCupid. The company exposed this stat and far more on its OkTrends blog.
Te their postbode, they analyzed the millions of messages that go through OkCupid and were able to discern some very interesting trends. So if you want to get the upper mitt when it comes to online dating, or are just nosey about the statistics, keep reading.
Should You Write a Brief or a Long Message?
You embark clicking through profiles. Then all of a sudden, you zekering . because you can’t take your eyes away. Pretty eyes, a good smile, and this person’s a social media nerd to boot (just go with mij on this. ). So you click “send message” and are instantly stumped about what you should write. Should you write a long, eloquent message that details why you two would be a match, or fire off a quick message that will spark a deeper conversation?
This is essentially the question that OkCupid probes with their statistics. Very first, some interesting stats from their webstek:
– 16% of all very first messages are overheen 2000 characters, or about 400 words.
– Very first messages sent by guys are only half spil likely to get a reply spil ones sent from women.
– The promedio very first message is 743 characters long.
However, that doesn’t response the question of whether a longer message increases your chance of a reply. So they made a very cool graph that shows how often women reply to a man’s message and how often the man responds back:
Summary: Longer messages will increase your chances of getting a response, from about 22% to almost 35%. So you should write longer messages, right? Wrong, says OkCupid. Their rationale is that, while that long messages will get more responses, you’re not going to be able to send spil many.
They estimate that if you can only send three messages of 3000 characters ter an hour, resulting ter 0.71 conversations (a response and then a response from the flamante sender) vanaf hour. However, if your messages were 200 characters each, you could send Ten messages and get about 1.71 conversations vanaf hour, more than doubling your chances of finding the one. Of course, if you’re focused on just one woman, and only one, write a very lengthy message.
For chicks contacting guys, it’s actually a bit different of a graph:
The shorter the message, the better. Period. You can write about 11.Four messages vanaf hour if they’re 50 characters. This will give you Three.43 conversations vanaf hour. So yes, ter both instances, you want to write shorter messages for the best chance of success.
Now exactly what you should write . well, that’s a subject for another blog postbode, albeit you should use “pretty” overheen “beautiful,” use zindelijk English, and say “zombie” te your messages. Yes, I am serious, however I can’t figure out ter what setting that would work te the very first place.