Either they were very close to the 3000 character limit we had for the contest or were the opposite extreme and short, like just a few sentences.So based on the results of the contest, 1500 characters does indeed seem to be some kind of “sweet spot”.Finding 4 – The highest-ranked profiles were around 1500 characters long.This one surprised me initially until I read into the profiles more deeply.It can also be thought of as indicating receptivity, in that she may also be interested and pursuing this woman may actually lead to a deeper relationship.As you can see, your dating profile photos deserve careful consideration and can influence your experience in extremely positive ways if you take advantage of the information.
Open the file of your photo in Paint, then click on the “Rotate” drop down menu and choose “Flip Horizontal”. They had a group rate the attractiveness of images of the opposite sex that displayed happiness (smiling broadly), pride (head tilted up, expanded chest, and arms raised above head in fists), shame (head tilted down and narrowing chest), or a neutral look.
If we ever do this contest again, and I think we will, perhaps I will do an age-split where I have three sets of judges, one set 18-23, one 24-32, and one 33-45.
Then each guy can submit one profile for each age group. I’ll have to think more on this, and your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Just in case you didn’t know, I had guys submit their online dating profiles without photos to be judged on a scale from 1 to 10 by 13 unmarried female judges, the winner getting 0. All three of their profiles are pasted below in their entirety, so if you want to just skip ahead and read them, go for it.
The pictures of the judges and the exact details of the contest are here. First I will give you some data on our specific findings. Finding 1 – Profiles varied wildly from woman to woman. Some women would rank a profile a 10 or a 9, and others would rank the exact same profile a 1 or 2, even if the woman was a similar or identical age. So many women out there not only have extremely different personalities and tastes, but are also at different points in their lives if their ages are around the same.