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Michael



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject: Chicks dig zombie vegetarian metal bands Reply with quote

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Charts to Help You Succeed in Online Dating


If you're investing your time and money on an online dating service and want to increase your chances of getting a reply from someone you're interested in, don't tell them they're "hot." Instead, tell them you dig zombie movies.

That's just one nugget of advice from a treasure trove of wisdom at OKCupid's blog. This site crunches data collected from millions of messages sent back and forth between its subscribers and reveals what kinds of messages and terms result in the most responses (along with the ones that are sure-fire turn offs). Even if you aren't looking for a romantic partner, you'll find that the graphs and charts offer fascinating insights into human nature.



Especially interesting is the post titled "Online Dating Advice: Exactly What To Say In A First Message." OKCupid analyzed the terms and phrases in 500,000 "first contact" messages. They found, for instance, that "the worst 6 words you can use in a first message are all stupid slang," such as ur, r, u, ya, cant, and hit. Using ur will drop the response rate from 32 percent to 6 percent! Another mistake is complimenting someone on their looks. If you say someone is "sexy" you'll almost halve your chances of hearing back from them. On the other hand, a greeting of "How's it going?" will boost the response rate to 53%. People also respond well to messages that make it clear you actually read the person's profile and have something to say about it (using "you mention" in a message increases the response rate to 49%).

The wisdom gleaned from the results of OKCupid's studies aren't just limited to romantic relationships. They can be applied to every kind of interpersonal encounter. In my opinion, taking a genuine interest in other people their ideas, desires, interests is the most important part of having a fulfilling, rewarding life.The data from OKCupid seems to confirm this.


From: http://www.creditbloggers.com/2009/10/charts-to-help-you-succeed-in-online-dating.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I've got a new pickup line now. I saunter up to the lady's booth and say, "it's nice that you find cool things fascinating an awesome." Based on that first graph, this ensures me a 144% chance of success.



*glad he took Statistics for the Technologies in college*
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vegetarian zombies eh?

Its like target practice.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best. Thread. Evar.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If only I'd known this five years ago.
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The Highlord



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So that's why I'm alone!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kilgore wrote:
If only I'd known this five years ago.


You'd be knee deep in fat, sweaty, zombie-hugging, WoW-playing poontang, instead of married to your beautiful wife?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeD CHiKn wrote:
Vegetarian zombies eh?

Its like target practice.


Braiiii......Veeeeegggggsssss
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought you weren't supposed to say the Z-word?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do vegetarian zombies only eat the brains of people in a vegetative state? Or do they just prefer cauliflower?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cauliflower Ear. Watch out wrestlers and MMA fighters!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Re: Chicks dig zombie vegetarian metal bands Reply with quote

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Why would you want to?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The term you're looking for is "oxymoron," Kamineko.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usagi Miyamoto wrote:
Do vegetarian zombies only eat the brains of people in a vegetative state? Or do they just prefer cauliflower?

Graaaaaaaiiiiiiiinsss....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Gary wrote:
Kilgore wrote:
If only I'd known this five years ago.


You'd be knee deep in fat, sweaty, zombie-hugging, WoW-playing poontang, instead of married to your beautiful wife?


The road not travelled.

sigh
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