Try messaging people out of your standard profile box. You’d be surprised how just altering a few key things changes your matches, views and connections.
All social sites are optimizing for less text and more media.
But don't worry — using Ok Cupid is a lot like using social networking sites.
Just as there are tips and tricks to optimizing your Twitter or Facebook presence, you can take steps to boost your Ok Cupid profile and improve your experience. You’re on Ok Cupid for dating; obviously, you socialize.
How are you supposed to show up in someone's search results if you haven’t written anything down?
There are certain times of the day and week when people are more likely to be on social media.
You know the old Twitter trick of following a bunch of people just to get followed back?
Users look at photos, and dating apps such as Tinder are built upon the fact that people are more likely to respond to pictures than words.
If something in someone’s profile gets a response out of you, send them a quick message saying so, or favorite them.
You’d be surprised what even the minimal amount of effort can achieve.
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