Comments such as “Hey nice rack” are likely to be ignored, or won’t kick off many meaningful conversations.
So when the Ok Cupid data talks about “attracting or receiving messages”, it basically just means people are interested, which on Tinder is like”right-swipes” and “matches”. Good :)And in case you were wondering, the My Space angle isn’t successful because you can kind of see down the girls shirt.
The testers re-ran the experiment and excluded all cleavage shots, and the results were still the same. Although the miraculous My Space angle attracts the most messages, it is actually one of the worst photo’s for attracting worthwhile messages… The ab-shot is mostly considered to be used by douchebags – it has the same lame reputation as the My Space shot.
But online dating and Tinder is all about showing off your strengths, which includes showing off abs – so if you’re a guy with a good body, it’s actually better to take your shirt off rather than leave it on: Of course if you don’t have a good body then taking off your shirt won’t give you the same benefit…
But if you’re 31, the abs-effect is only slightly better than normal profile pictures.
For women, the equivalent of the ab-shot is the cleavage shot… In fact the cleavage shot gets 49% more attention – this means 49% more messages on Ok Cupid, or in Tinder terms it would mean girls who have a cleavage shot would probably get 49% more guys right-swiping them.