Online dating waiting game
For instance, honesty increases guys’ odds in online dating, with the terms “divorce,” “separate,” and “my ex” netting 52% more messages, while “son,” “daughter,” and “children,” up their response rate by 7%.
For women, it’s a different (and very unfair) story — if they use those words, they get 4% fewer messages.
But they can take control of the dates by saying “dinner,” “drinks,” or “lunch” and see 73% more replies to their profiles.
Regardless of your gender, spelling counts, with “teh,” “ur,” “cuz,” “im” and “u” dinging daters with 13% fewer replies.
Timing is (almost) everything Remember Vince Vaughn’s three-no-five-day advice in ? With online dating it’s all about getting their attention when they’re online.
According to 2014 data, Zoosk says women are most active between 10 and 11 p.m., while men hit their inbox between 9 and 10 a.m.
Female profiles with selfies get 4% more messages, while guys took an 8% hit.
Whether it’s hitting the gym or brushing up on 19th century French poetry, almost everyone is doing something to make themselves more attractive to that special someone — especially with Valentine’s Day right around the corner.
But as countless relationship experts say, in the end you’ve just got to be yourself.
And no one is on it around between 2 and 3 p.m.—so get back to work.
But if your online dating profile is currently inactive, you’re actually in luck. “People are happy to set that profile but they don’t necessarily want to make their first date with someone Valentine’s Day—it has a lot of pressure attached to it for a first date.” When do things heat back up again?