The top three overall toughest judges were all age 30 or higher.The most lenient judges were all age 28 or under, with the exception of one (she was 32, but notice that’s under the “cutoff of death” age 33).
If we ever do this contest again, and I think we will, perhaps I will do an age-split where I have three sets of judges, one set 18-23, one 24-32, and one 33-45.
Then each guy can submit one profile for each age group. I’ll have to think more on this, and your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Finding 4 – The highest-ranked profiles were around 1500 characters long.
These factors are all going to come into play when a woman reads your profile.
Some hot chicks are going to love your profile, others are going to absolutely hate it…and you don’t have much control over which ones are which. You’ll notice on Amazon book reviews, where books are ranked 1 to 5, most people rank books at 1, 4, or 5. People either like something a lot or hate it, and apparently online dating is no different.
Finding 2 – Most scores were either very bad or very good. I’ve always known this instinctively but this contest was strong empirical evidence of this. I’ve been talking about this for years and this was yet more evidence, as if you needed any.That is, when a woman reads your profile, she’s most likely going to really hate it or really like it. Finding 3 – Generally speaking, the older the woman was, the tougher she was on the profiles. The older women in the study were definitely tougher on the profiles.Just in case you didn’t know, I had guys submit their online dating profiles without photos to be judged on a scale from 1 to 10 by 13 unmarried female judges, the winner getting 0. All three of their profiles are pasted below in their entirety, so if you want to just skip ahead and read them, go for it.The pictures of the judges and the exact details of the contest are here. First I will give you some data on our specific findings. Finding 1 – Profiles varied wildly from woman to woman. Some women would rank a profile a 10 or a 9, and others would rank the exact same profile a 1 or 2, even if the woman was a similar or identical age. So many women out there not only have extremely different personalities and tastes, but are also at different points in their lives if their ages are around the same.The goal was to get some empirical data on what kinds of profiles appeal best to a broad range of women. Some women are looking for a “fun” guy, while others are looking for a “deep” guy.Some women are looking to date and have fun, others are looking for a husband, others don’t really know what they’re looking for.