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Jan
10

Data doesn’t lie: “MySpace angles” are the best for hookups

It’s 2010 and online dating has become so ubiquitous that it’s not only socially acceptable, it’s practically the go-to when people decide it’s time to meet someone new. One advantage to it all being on the Internet, though, is that we can discover what works—do people really respond to the things they claim are important to them? When it comes to profile pictures, it seems that everything most thinking adults assumed would be true is false—those awful “kissy face” pictures, the MySpace angles, phone-pics-in-the-mirror, and pics that don’t even show your face are apparently quite effective in generating interest in the opposite sex.

The most shocking conclusion in OKCupid’s report is that the much-maligned “MySpace angle“—a self-photo taken at an unrealistic and overly-flattering angle—is wildly successful for female users. Women who use these photos in their profiles receive an average of more than 15 new contacts on a monthly basis. The overall average was between 8 and 9 new contacts for “normal” photos, and a photo of a woman doing an interesting activity falls below average at just 8 new contacts per month. OKCupid’s operators were themselves shocked at this and even tried to exclude all “MySpace angle” shots that included cleavage, but there was no change in the result. Men just seem to love that angle no matter how misleading it can be.

Full Article Courtesy ArsTechnica

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