Find "hooks" for your profile: Everyone knows you need some conversation pieces in your profile so people can ask you questions or point out common interests in messages.
Mc Kinlay calls these "hooks," and he says there's even an efficient way to find the best way to phrase these hooks.
Combining the two in an online dating scenario can complicate the delicate dance even further. Maybe Boy and Girl meet—or maybe they don’t, and if they do, do Boy and Girl live up to their profiles and live happily ever after?
Once it was: “Boy meets Girl,” and, depending on circumstance, “Boy gets (or does not get) Girl.” Now, it’s Boy posts profile. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Bottom line: a dating profile—your first impression—is “sell copy,” and you’re the product being marketed.
The trick for you as “Boy” to get the biggest bang for your buck is to optimize your pitch so it will best appeal to Girl’s brain with content that directly tags her where Cupid lives.
“‘I’m a laid-back, easygoing guy…’ Such terms are practically meaningless.
Come up with a list of "hooks" (rock-climbing, writing, etc.) and run a search through with these keywords — find out which ones are most popular among the people who have above a 90 percent match with you.4.
Be an active Ok Cupid user: Ok Cupid rewards users who log into the site and penalizes those who don't, tracking this with a bar that says whether a user "replies often," "replies selectively" or "replies rarely." Mc Kinlay says users who don't log in will automatically have this bar reset to "replies often." More importantly, Mc Kinlay points out that once he started clicking on every woman's profile who showed up as over a 90 percent match (he used a script to do this), he started getting flooded with messages.
He went from sending lots of unanswered messages to receiving 10 Ok Cupid messages a day from women after he "optimized" his profile.
Eighty-eight dates later, Mc Kinlay met his future wife on the dating site, and recently published his e-book "Optimal Cupid: Mastering the Hidden Logic of Ok Cupid."Mc Kinlay did not respond to our requests for comment, but we read his book and discovered five Ok Cupid hacks to increase your match percentages with potential dates and optimize your love life.1.
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Assign the proper weight to your questions: Ok Cupid allows you to select how important your potential mate's answer is to you: mandatory, very important, somewhat important, a little important or irrelevant.