Are people shallow on dating sites? Data suggests...

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28 Jul 2014, 5:19 pm

Something about dating sites and the shallowness of users came up on TheRegister. I don't normally use that site but thought I'd check back today. Here's the link:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/28 ... _ok_cupid/

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When the site restored photographs to the site, it found those conversations dried up: "It was like we?d turned on the bright lights at the bar at midnight," Rudder said. Those who stuck with it and went on a date generally reported they had as good a time as if they'd met someone with a full profile, although Rudder notes that women who dated attractive men had slightly worse dates ? which he attributed to them being more likely to be "assholes."

The second experiment stems from when OKCupid users were asked to rate profiles on the attractiveness and the personality of a stranger. The study found that profile text accounts for less than 10 per cent of the perceived attractiveness of people.

For example, we're told one profile had no text at all, just a picture of a nubile young lady in a bikini. Despite the lack of anything other than a picture in her profile she apparently scored in the top 99 per cent for personality. Yes, it seems we really are that shallow, it seems.


WOW.. :lol: I unfortunately find this does seem to be the case.

On a side note relating to this topic - Anyone used Tinder? I seem to have more fun and success using that. Like, I can actually have conversations on there. Mainly because it is unashamedly shallow and you deal with the looks part first and foremost.


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28 Jul 2014, 5:39 pm

**gazing upon the bikini girl**

Oh...but look at these curv....I mean at her artistic pose, certainly it shows her hot b.... I mean her confident character!



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28 Jul 2014, 6:10 pm

I guess it depends on the client. Some are profound, some are shallow.

The best thing to do, as far as I'm concerned, is to avoid the dating sites altogether (unless you live in a rural area, and don't have a car). Instead, you should join clubs which features your "special interest." If you're into "Star Trek," they have "conventions" where you could meet people. At least you know you're both interested in "Star Trek."



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28 Jul 2014, 6:59 pm

Very shallow. It's like shopping to most people. They are like: Don't like, don't like, don't like, don't like, ooooeeehhhh I like that one, don't like, don't like and so on. People with no pictures don't even get noticed much.

I wish I knew a place where to meet girls who are like me in my neighborhood...



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28 Jul 2014, 8:26 pm

People are shallow both online and offline. It's just a fact that better looking people are treated better in society.



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28 Jul 2014, 8:39 pm

The_Face_of_Boo wrote:
**gazing upon the bikini girl**

Oh...but look at these curv....I mean at her artistic pose, certainly it shows her hot b.... I mean her confident character!


more like: if I rate her personality 5 stars she will get a notification and like me more! and she will message me first since even on a dating site I cant get over my approach anxiety.


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28 Jul 2014, 10:39 pm