The numbers showed that “whiteness” improved the ratings of other races.
For years, online dating has attempted to make a science out of human emotion and attraction.
The digital matchmaker released its 2015 report card, and it’s filled with valuable information for hardened spinsters and desperate millennials alike.
Taking in these nine lessons will up your chances of turning your online profile into IRL dates. Whatever you do, don’t say "hey"OKCupid’s data shows that a message that just says “hey” has a whopping 84 percent chance of being ignored. Even if you do get a response to the simplest of all salutations, it’s likely to be a corresponding “hey” or “hi,” all accumulating in a conversation that’s less riveting than counting the number of people on your subway car, and rarely leads to an actual meet-up.
The phrase “Netflix and chill” rose in popularity an incredible 5,357 percent this year. If you’re not religious, online dating might be your best bet While 93 percent of people in the United States identify as neither atheist nor agnostic according to the 2015 Pew Religious Landscape survey, only 76 percent of OKCupid daters put themselves in the same category.
So if you’re looking for someone to go to church with on Sundays, you might want to put some extra time into your online dating profiles. Keep it clean (in more ways than one)After race-related questions, the biggest deal breakers all revolve around health and hygiene.
Similarly, women prefer men of their own race and tend to find Asian and black men less attractive.There are, however, some dating websites that are designed to encourage interracial, interfaith, and other mixed couples.Aside from these websites, a question can be raised about other niche dating websites that restrict suitors based of race, religion, etc.: Are niche dating websites that allow users to choose from a field of potential suitors convenient ways to improve the online dating experience, or do they further cultural divides and encourage intensified biases?With 58 percent of all users interested in handcuffs and whips, you might want to take some time to consider whether it’s something that might float your boat (or get it rocking). Skip the smiley face if you want to stand out The two most-used emojis in 2015 Ok Cupid messages were the slightly smiling, blushing face (like this) and the smiling blushed face (this), with the ever-classic winking face rounding out the top three.If you want to avoid boring your flirting partner, instead opt for one of the “emotional emojis,” which had the highest reply rate of all.Break the ice with something that calls for a more-than-one-word response.Even “how was your day” is a better call than “hey.” 2. Move to Oregon With 15.51 percent of Oregonian users looking for casual sex, the state ranks No. Meanwhile, if you travel Southeast to Utah, you’ll find the highest percentage of virgins in the country, at 19.78 percent. Find your inner Christian Grey The site saw a 5 percent increase in the number of dating hopefuls who “have a desire to participate in bondage” year over year.Ok Cupid users insist you bathe or shower at least once a day, and are only interested in a Netflix and chill sesh with someone who brushes their teeth twice or more a day.The number-three question most often marked as important, “What’s your deal with harder drugs (stuff beyond pot)?Wolff said that his father hopes that he will one day marry a Jewish woman, but also said that he feels it would benefit him to be with someone who shares the same religious views.Many people feel similar and choose to date and marry within their race, ethnicity, and religion, and because of this, there are niche dating websites that cater specifically to these people.