Wednesday, June 29, 2011

OkCupid Profiles With "Blunts" and "Marijuana" Get More Action

By David Downs
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 10:07 AM

WIRED magazine offers some pro tips for all those in online dating hell this June. In their article "Optimum Dating", OkCupid's analysts found that in the "Six Things I Could Never Do Without" question on every profile, "the words most likely to get a conversation going for men are chillin', blunts, cabernet, horsepower, faithfulness, and sensuality; and for women lingerie, marijuana, deodorant, handcuffs, mouthwash, and Red Bull.

Two more pro tips for the single ladies: OkCupid profile word length should be around 800 instead of the average 280 — but beware: while guys get the same number of responses writing at a 10th grade level as they do at a 4th grade level, for women: "If your essay is written at a college level, the number of worthwhile messages you get drops off a cliff. Sad."

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