After all, Ok Cupid’s findings were based on behavior, not just talk, right? Like everyone else, we believed in Ok Cupid’s conclusions. But every time we looked into this, we found the same thing: daters who used Photofeeler for photo testing were getting right-swipes like never before.But the more data we collected about men’s dating photo attractiveness, the more it became undeniable: Ok Cupid’s advice wasn’t raising men’s photo scores. In fact, users reported 3-5x (200-400%) more matches!TL; DR: OKCupid’s study on male dating photos fails reproducibility If you’re a guy who uses online dating sites/apps, you’ve probably heard this one: don’t smile in your picture.
The current Ok Cupid Dating Persona Test is still largely identical, in question and text blurb content and order, to the original Match Test.
Since Ok Cupid published their data in support of not smiling in pics, the tip has been quoted as gospel truth on dating advice blogs, PUA podcasts, dozens of dating subreddits, forums, everywhere.
But, at the same time, widespread skepticism rose too.
Whether you’re looking to meet new friends, find a hot hookup, or start connecting with someone who could turn out to be the love of your life, Ok Cupid’s got you covered.
Ok Cupid calls itself “the fastest-growing online dating site,” and they’ve got the numbers to back it up.
They surveyed a group of about 100 undergrads, who said they were interested in meeting a partner through online dating.