Choose a photo, fill in your likes and dislikes, and sketch out your preferences.
For more about meeting a potential match for the first time, click here.
of singles crawl dating sites and apps, flipping through photos and profiles of potential matches. Here at WIRED, we couldn’t help but think there might be a better way to optimize your chances, so we pulled massive amounts of data from Ok Cupid and Match.com, searching for tips that might help you master Internet dating and find someone awesome.
Listen to your heart when deciding whether to take it to the next level.
Once you're ready, take the plunge, and make a concrete plan to meet in person.
We couldn’t have done any of this without the help of the data maestros at Match and Ok Cupid: Christian Rudder, cofounder and president of Ok Cupid, and Jim Talbott, director of consumer insights at
These guys and their data teams ran queries of all kinds and pulled spreadsheet after spreadsheet of information to try and answer our strange questions.
Finding a date, let alone love, just isn’t easy—even though there are plenty of apps for that.
Users skim profiles looking for a reason to send a message or dismiss (hint: do not mention your mom or exes).
what features their potential dates are attracted to.