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The number of words in a message, however, did not correlate to response, even when controlled for the desirability gap.
In other words, a one-word message (let's say, “hiiiii”) was just as likely to get a response as a long, agonized line of Pablo Neruda poetry (I want / To do with you what spring does with a cherry tree").
Most people do not appreciate their dates looking at their phones.
We're visual animals, she said, so picture choice is important (she recommends uploading six photos).
This raises the obvious, if controversial question: Is it better to just say, “Hey”?
“It seems like 'hey' is the way to go,” Bruch said with a laugh.
In terms of a cost-benefit analysis, the time and energy put into that first message may be wasted, but she pointed out that, because the researchers did not have access to the content of the messages, only the number of words, “we know nothing of the wittiness of the messages.” After a pause, she continued: “I'm not a fan of the 'hey' message.” There was one exception to this.
“What would it mean scientifically for someone to be ‘out of your league? This question, along with many others about mate choice, are now answerable, she said.A few other findings from the study: It is important to note, particularly for everyone who’s not an 18-year-old woman or a middle-aged white man, that the study results were based on averages, and there is a wide range in what people are looking for in a date.