Internet dating secrets revealed
According to market research, 1 out of 6 marriages that are happening in the US right now originated online, and these days nearly 30% of couples meet on the internet.But, as great as those stats sound, online dating is also utterly time consuming and competitive.Think of it as the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) of online dating.On Match.com, the default search ordering is called “Original Order,” which has no real meaning in and of itself.Most people tend to rely on their gut and past experiences to guide them in their quest for love.
For example, you could be diving into a pool or jumping in the air to spike a volleyball.
In fact, one particular email that is long (over 150 words), expresses interest, draws commonalities (it’s always customized), demonstrates humor as well as a sense of ambition and adventure received a 9.7% response rate from women in their 20s, a 20.5% response rate from 30-somethings, and a 50.3% from women 40 and above.
This email, according to Scott, was sent to over a thousand women of different ages, so it’s pretty clear, based on these numbers alone, that a one-size-fits-all approach to online dating is a bad one.
The authors of “Freakonomics” discovered that 56% of men that create an online dating profile do not even get one single message while Jupiter Research found that 97% quit within 3 months.
Scott Valdez, Founder and President of Virtual Dating Assistants (Vi DA Virtual Dating Assistants.com) advises that informed decisions yield better results.