The four rules of online dating
For instance, a new user may receive emails from a site indicating men are interested in her profile when, in fact, no one has even looked at it.
Sites like Match benefit from users who aren’t active on the site but still have a profile (think about it, you might be one of them).
Webb’s takeaway was that you need to “look as good as you can, be relatable to the widest possible audience, and then throw in a memorable point or two that distinguishes you from the rest of the crowd.” Read between the lines: be aggressive. Beware the Business Scams Remember, there’s a reason online dating sites exist, and it’s not to find you true love and perfect happiness.
These are businesses designed to make money, and dating sites lose when you take yourself out of the game; ethics can get muddied when users are also paying subscribers.
But it’s likely you know your own hottest look, so use it.
Webb, author of book Data, a Love Story, is a self-declared expert.
“For millions of years, a man needed to size up a woman to see if she could give him healthy babies.
Women could see if a man was a good hunter, but she had to do more than look to see whether he would hunt for her.” 4.
After a series of “comically bad” dates, she felt defeated, as though online dating “only made it easier to meet a whole bunch of wrong men, the kind who lied in their profiles or who had major character faults.” But instead of giving up, she got mathematical.
Webb developed a detailed rating system, awarding points for each criterion that a prospective date fulfilled.
Of course, Rudder admits there are more pieces to the puzzle.