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Think of it as the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) of online dating.On, the default search ordering is called “Original Order,” which has no real meaning in and of itself.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 advises that informed decisions yield better results.“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.Similarly, men who show their abs also do better, but it would make sense that only men with nice abs are showing them off online.: Choosing the photos to use can be really tough but last year Ok Cupid released a user-driven web app called My Best Face that will help you to quickly narrow in on the keepers and eliminate the duds.The app allows you to upload photos for the other members to vote on.

Think of it as rapid market research for one of the most important elements of your was two times as likely to result in a date as a free site (i.e. Scott Valdez suggests, “It makes sense that people who are dropping -60 per month for memberships are more serious about arranging a date offline.” He did recognize that there are some bad paid sites out there too (do your research before you open your wallet), and Ok Cupid is becoming a highly effective free site that can compete with high-quality paid sites like in terms of the overall site and selection quality.Photos : Ok Cupid discovered that men who look away from the camera and don't smile have a much higher chance of getting a response than those who look directly into the camera.“Basically, they’ve got an algorithm,” Scott revealed, “that puts some serious weight on the freshness of the profile content.” Vi DA’s clients received four times as many “winks” when they started doing daily profile updates.And according to Valdez, building traffic to your profile is key…

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