Almost 16% of first messages are over 2000 characters (roughly 400 words), and the average is 743! As we began to dig into Ok Cupid’s messaging data, the first thing we noticed was that most people’s contact attempts are .Appetence is a new app that’s all about ‘slow dating’ – which is essentially just a cool way to say ‘taking it slow’.Instead of swiping left or right based purely on how hot someone looks in their picture and a decent bio, Appetence will only let someone see your profile if you choose to show it to them. You download the app and select a load of interests and personal tastes, ranging in areas from music and TV to pets. Once you match with someone, neither of you will be able to see the other person’s photo – instead you’ll see their photo covered by a pattern. Let’s start with this chart: The y-axis is reply percentage; the x-axis is message length, in characters; and the two lines are as follows. Green is the ratio of messages that get a reply that in turn gets replied to by the original sender. At least in terms of using your time efficiently, your messages should be much shorter.
I can’t begin to express how frustrating it is to not only be called “cutie” (I am a GROWN WOMAN) by a total stranger but to throw in a “we should chat sometime HMU”. I’m pretty sure this has been sent to about 100 other users in hopes they will “hit you up”.The majority of women don't send the first message in online dating conversations.First impressions are everything, especially on the internet.If your messages earn 50 likes, you get to see their profile photo.For them to see yours, they’ll also need to earn 50 likes.