“With today being International Women’s Day and March being Women’s History Month, Ok Cupid did a study about its female users and found there is an advantage to being a woman on the site,” read a press email I received on Monday. Women message fewer people than men do, and the men who women target are people they’re actually interested in.Its messaging stuck: “Women Who Make First Move in Online Dating Are Rewarded, Study Finds” reported the . Men are romantic carpet-bombers who’ve been trained to approach any woman who catches their eye, while women are more selective with their flirtation.
But, online dating doesn’t wait around if you have family visiting, so I decided the blog shouldn’t wait either!A good rule of thumb: if you aren’t available for a date within 7 days of sending the message, don’t send it.NOT-SO-SMOOTH OPERATOR The scenario: “I recently received a message that said, ‘Damn you’re a pretty white girl, you into muscular black men?I assume the mindset is “I’d love it if a woman told me she wanted to spend some time between my legs.” Most of us females don’t find that a turn-on from a complete stranger.(Or even not complete strangers.) I’m going to encourage you NOT to send that type of message to someone on the internet. I could have ignored it, but then the blog wouldn’t be as entertaining.