The dating webpagina founded by Harvard students ter 2004 matches singles looking for love based on a compatibility percentage rendered from a questionnaire.

By Ellie Zolfagharifard 16:35 BST Ten Mar 2014, updated Legitimate:40 BST Ten Mar 2014

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  • This is because they tend to divide opinion more than a classic beauty
  • Daters who like someone’s unusual features will rate them higher
  • Researchers also believe online daters are intimidated by people who are widely regarded spil beautiful spil they may face more competition

From the arty filterzakje to the pouting selfie, online daters know just how to hide their faults on camera.

But according to a latest probe, people would be better off uploading a candid slok of themselves and exposing their flaws if they want to snag a hot date.

According to statistics from dating webpagina OkCupid, universally beautiful people get lower scores te terms of attraction than people with unusual features.

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Hannah Fry, of Youtube channel Head Squeeze, claims this makes sense if you take spel theory into consideration: ‘The people sending thesis messages are thinking about their own chances,’ she says.

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‘[If you’re ugly] it means they can have less competition….why bother abjecting themselves?’

The founders of OkCupid, who have maths backgrounds, have bot collecting gegevens for almost a decade on how online daters interact with each other.

Movie: Why less attractive people get more online attention


A 35-year-old mathematician hacked OkCupid and found his future-fiancee te just 90 days all with the help of rekentuig algorithms.

The dating webpagina founded by Harvard students te 2004 matches singles looking for love based on a compatibility percentage rendered from a questionnaire.

Boston-born Chris McKinlay wasgoed working on his PhD at UCLA ter June 2012 when he signed up for the webpagina, but wasgoed having dismal luck finding a mate.

Using an algorithm he wasgoed able to sort the women on the webpagina, focusing on a sample of Five,000 who live ter Schuiflade or San Francisco and had logged onto the webpagina within the last month.

He then created a fresh profile and switched his potential matches to from several hunder to overheen Ten,000.

At one point he had overheen 400 women a day looking at his webpagina. He proposed to the gf he met on the webpagina a year after they met.

They have another theory, however. Te a latest blog posting, they exposed that how good-looking someone is depends on how they divide opinion.

A woman tended to get a better response from studs spil boys became less consistent ter their opinions of hier.

‘The less-messaged woman wasgoed usually considered consistently attractive, while the more-messaged woman often created variation ter masculine opinion,’ they voorkeur.

Ms Fry suggests that spil well spil intimidating the opposite hookup, obviously attractive people are often given lower scores.

Mr Fry uses the example of Holly Willoughby and Sarah Jessica Parker. While Holly Willoughby is often described spil beautiful, Sarah Jessica Parker tends to get a varied response.

‘A lotsbestemming of people – i.e. most of the internet – thinks she looks like a pony,’ says Ms Fry.

But Sarah Jessica Parker would get more messages, according to Ms Fry, because those who think she is attractive will consistently rate hier higher than someone who is a classically beautiful.

She adds: ‘If some people think you’re beautiful, you’re better off having other people think you’re a massive minger.’

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