“By not looking,” he said, “you appear stronger and more challenging while simultaneously building aura and mystique.” : Women in their early 20s who use photos that show cleavage get around 24% more responses, according to Ok Cupid. But what’s more interesting is that that number jumps to 79% by age 32.
According to market research, 1 out of 6 marriages that are happening in the US right now originated online, and these days nearly 30% of couples meet on the internet.
But, as great as those stats sound, online dating is also utterly time consuming and competitive.
The authors of “Freakonomics” discovered that 56% of men that create an online dating profile do not even get one single message while Jupiter Research found that 97% quit within 3 months.
Scott Valdez, Founder and President of Virtual Dating Assistants (Vi DA Virtual Dating Assistants.com) advises that informed decisions yield better results.
Vi DA is an online dating management agency that uses data -- both internal and external -- to ensure efficient use of online dating sites for its clients.
Internally, the company tracks 19+ variables related to every first message they send out on behalf of their clients.They also measure the effectiveness of different profile elements.Externally, they pay attention to discoveries by others key players within the market, especially Ok Cupid.Ok Cupid, an online dating site with over 3.5 million active users, taps into the massive stats that are collected in its server.On its blog Ok Trends, which has attracted over 1 million unique visitors, the site makes intriguing observations about user behavior.Most people tend to rely on their gut and past experiences to guide them in their quest for love.