Hilarious internet dating profiles
The goal was to get some empirical data on what kinds of profiles appeal best to a broad range of women. Some women are looking for a “fun” guy, while others are looking for a “deep” guy.Some women are looking to date and have fun, others are looking for a husband, others don’t really know what they’re looking for.Finding 2 – Most scores were either very bad or very good. I’ve always known this instinctively but this contest was strong empirical evidence of this. I’ve been talking about this for years and this was yet more evidence, as if you needed any.That is, when a woman reads your profile, she’s most likely going to really hate it or really like it. Finding 3 – Generally speaking, the older the woman was, the tougher she was on the profiles. The older women in the study were definitely tougher on the profiles.These factors are all going to come into play when a woman reads your profile.
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.
That being said you should also realize that most guys who submitted their profiles are guys who are a little more sexual and player-ish, simply because of the nature of this blog and its audience.
Of course this is going to turn off some older women while turning on younger women.
Finding 4 – The highest-ranked profiles were around 1500 characters long.
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.