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32% of today’s couples met on an online dating site
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By 2040 that number will rise to 70%
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17% of marriages in the last year are couples that met on an online dating site
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Resulting in 280,000 marriages per year
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OkCupid alone is responsible for 30,000 first dates every single day
That's 10,950,000 first dates a year!
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Only 32% of first messages get any response
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Haha has a 45% reply rate
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LOL has a 41% reply rate
Coming in at a close second.
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Hehe is also a successful word, but much less so at 33%
Scientifically, this is because it's a little evil sounding.
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For every message a man gets, a woman receives 17
So fellas, send a message. Send two. But then limit your correspondence.
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28% of OkCupid users say they would be open to participating in historical re-enactments
We'll just leave that here.
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Not having a profile picture is online dating death
In addition to your picture, your profile name is the most important part of your profile. (Now that you know what we know, we won't blame you if you're off to work on your profile!)
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A woman’s advantage
Straight women who send the first message are rewarded, according to a recent OKCupid study. As their chart reveals, women who initiate are at an incredible advantage. Not only are women 2.5x more likely to get a response than men, they're also more likely to meet more attractive partners.