Nice. My fav social media news site, Mashable.com, fired off a post that analyzed some stats about online dating. To make a long story short, guys should write shorter emails and send out more of them per hour to get a better response. Numbers point to a 1.71 conversation rate. That’s a pretty shitty conversion rate, but whatever. Chicks, as usual, have got it easier online, with a 3.43 conversion rate with short emails of less than 50 characters. Ladies…what the fuck are you writing in less than 50 characters that guys respond to? Leave smartalecky answers in comments.
Peeps, don’t forget to upload great pictures in different contexts to help make your profile stickier. Smile. Don’t look grim and serious. If you’re a dude, avoid looking like a douche, and ladies, please don’t tell us how much you love to laugh. We know this.
Update (for Jonsi): Yes. In the Mashable article they do say that (for men) longer emails garner a higher response rate, therefore Jonsi’s strategy of mixing in short emails to chicks with shitty profiles with long emails to chicks with good profiles would be more effective. Can’t argue there. Let’s be honest here though for a sec…how many chicks with good profiles are there? Last time I rocked it online, there weren’t many. Very few, in fact. There’s no question, too, chicks don’t have to write good profiles to get a lot of dudes emailing them. A few decent pics showing some cleavage will get hundreds of emails. It’s kind of sad, really.
For women, the real trick online is attracting quality guys, and for that they need a well written profile with some good hooks. For dudes, persistence is key. They MUST write good, catchy, and interesting emails in order to stand out from the noise AND they have to write lots of these emails. I recommend the Dave M. stuff if you really want some kickass strategies.