If you've got zero interest in the science of love and dating,or if you're already well versed in Ok Cupid's algorithm and how it shares information with you and other folks using the website, you can easily skip this section and move on to step three.For the rest of you, let's talk briefly about the why's and how's of what you've done so far with the popular dating site, and what your focus needs to be from now on in. Do you have a plethora of potential mates or suitors, like the gal in the photo above, or are you just waiting for someone "appropriate" to message you or reply?This means that The Perfect Person For You might have a fantastic picture posted to catch your eye, and match with you 97%, however because of the way the site is setup you'll be hard pressed to randomly run across them, or them you.Several iterations ago, you could highlight certain words in your profile using double brackets around important concepts, like this: I love music.
Start with a fresh dating profile or use the one you've created in the past - this all works equally either way.]]
Unless you search for a very small subset of the site (more to come on this later), you're only going to see people with certain markers in common.
My friend Matt was in a different place, yet just as frustrating.
He rarely had anyone look at his profile, and on average received 2-5 messages or replies every six months.
I should also note mathematician Christopher Mc Kinlay's small book, Optimal Cupid: Mastering the Hidden Logic of Ok Cupid, as a major factor in this process.
I'll share where I've borrowed heavily from his research and findings, and where it took me on a different, yet related, path. You'll want a few hours over the span of about a week to complete everything on this how-to, although you can pick and choose whichever tactics suit your needs best.
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