Okcupid dating test types
One Reddit commenter put it this way: Further — everywhere men floated the “don’t smile in pictures” advice, many women decried how much they hated these nonsmiling pictures.
But, the men countered, women don’t necessarily know what they want.
So the opinions on our site were translating directly into behavior.
We decided it was time for someone to challenge the Ok Cupid study. To put it frankly, data can be manipulated to show practically any result that the scientist would like it to.
This tip originated on the Ok Cupid’s Ok Trends blog in January 2010.
The post was called The 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures.
For instance, it’s possible that the men in the top 20% of attractiveness were attractive and smiling, and the men in the bottom 20% of attractiveness were unattractive and not smiling.
This leaves only smiling ugly guys at the bottom of the spectrum and grumpy hot guys at the top, making it look like being grumpy makes you hot.
Before this advice was made popular by Ok Cupid, the only instances of not smiling and not making eye contact were at least somewhat contextually relevant. OKCupid’s study on male dating photos did not pass the reproducibility test in 2017.The truth is that societal and dating norms have changed a lot in this amount of time. So perhaps giving an air of “I’m too good for this” with a non-smiling, looking away photo and no profile text appealed slightly more to women at the time.Further, what kind of man uploads one photo and no profile text?Before Ok Cupid declared it superior, it was likely 5-10% (200-300 photos split into 3 groups: smiling/not/flirty).We know for certain that Ok Cupid knowingly made claims based on too little data because they had approximately 7 photos of male “flirty face” with no eye contact and they still drew conclusions about its effectiveness.