"To dig into this, we looked at words used on tens of thousands of Ok Cupid profiles to see which ones best distinguish liberals and conservatives, and then compared those words to Ok Cupid match questions." For users who said they are "actively seeking love" the divide between conservatives and liberals was stark. So do a majority of conservatives interested in love," Ok Cupid said."Liberals looking for love prefer museums, yoga, and crying." The analysis also found liberals tend to list " NPR, podcasts, and weed" on their profiles, while conservatives mention "Jesus, faith, guns, and Marines." "Steak or avocados?Based on an analysis of 70,000 users who logged on at least three times in a month, OKCupid found that women are 2.5 times more likely to receive a response to their messages than men are.
To sum up, only nine of the 59 total threads that chaios24 analyzed ended in a date.
chaios24 also created a graph that shows the success rates of messaging on OKCupid versus Tinder.
There's a much better chance you'll find someone you actually like, instead of settling for what's available.
Conservatives are more interested in the outdoors and the gun range while liberals prefer "museums, yoga, and crying," according to a new study by the online dating website Ok Cupid.
This new data supports a theory popularized by Hannah Fry, a mathematician at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London and author of the 2015 book "The Mathematics of Love." In the book, Fry describes the "stable marriage problem," or the challenge of matching two entities so that neither would be better off in another match, and explains the Gale-Shapley matching algorithm often used to solve it.
Exploiting this algorithm can be a great strategy for successful online dating.The most intriguing finding: Sending a GIF was slightly more likely to result in a date than sending a message.(Tinder allows users to send GIFs; Ok Cupid doesn't.) chaios24 sent 15 GIFs on Tinder; three received no response, nine prompted a conversation that eventually petered out, and three ended in a date.Perhaps the greatest takeaway here is that if you approach life as an experiment — as this Redditor seems to have done — the inevitable frustrations that come with being a single person looking for a date may become more tolerable.A Redditor posted a graph of their experiences on OKCupid and Tinder.Meanwhile, the person who sits back and waits for advances settles for the least bad option on the table.