surprised phone texting

A Redditor posted a graph of their experiences on OKCupid and Tinder.
The analysis found GIFs were more likely to receive a response than texts on Tinder.
Only nine of the 59 total threads analyzed ended in a date.

Online dating can be weird, and confusing, and frustrating — but if you’re even a little bit of a data nerd, it’s also a gold mine.

In January, Redditor chaios24 submitted a popular post to the subreddit r/dataisbeautiful titled “My 180 Days of Lesbian Online Dating.” chaios24 shows the success rates of sending a message versus a GIF and of initiating a conversation versus responding to someone else.

My 180 Days of Lesbian Online Dating [OC] from r/dataisbeautiful

The most intriguing finding: Sending a GIF was slightly more likely to result in a date than sending a message. (Tinder allows users to send GIFs; OkCupid doesn’t.)

chaios24 sent 15 GIFs on Tinder; three received no response, nine prompted a conversation that eventually petered out, and three ended in a date. By contrast, of the 16 messages chaios24 sent (on OKCupid and Tinder), two received no response, 12 petered out, and two ended in a date.

chaios24’s observations are supported by broader findings from Tinder. BuzzFeed …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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