Data collected by Virtual Dating Assistants revealed that while women of all ages respond well to humor, women in their early 30s and above responded well to longer, more thoughtful emails that expressed genuine interest.Women in their 20s rejected these more serious emails, preferring even some slight cockiness - or what some dating coaches call the “Cocky & Funny” approach.
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.
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.
Think of it as the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) of online dating.
On Match.com, the default search ordering is called “Original Order,” which has no real meaning in and of itself.
As Scott Valdez puts it, "Online, you're only as good as your worst photo." Messages : According to Scott Valdez at Vi DA, if you email someone who was last active one to three weeks ago then your response rate will be 60% lower than if you message one that’s ‘online now’.
And good luck getting responses from those who haven’t accessed their profile in more than three weeks; here your response rate plummets to almost 0%.
However, taking into account data-based conclusions may enhance your chances.