Building a great online dating profile


We even scoured the top 400 most popular Ok Cupid profiles—the hottest people on the site in ten US cities—to see what their profile pics could tell the rest of us about attracting a date.We couldn’t have done any of this without the help of the data maestros at Match and Ok Cupid: Christian Rudder, cofounder and president of Ok Cupid, and Jim Talbott, director of consumer insights at Was I seen as a threat by the women, who didn't want me 'flirting' with their men? However, it can be a lot of fun once you've established your rules of engagement!

Many of us in midlife are finding ourselves in a situation we never thought would happen to us ...

we're single again and venturing back into the world of dating.

Using data from user profiles on Ok Cupid and Match.com, Wired took an extensive look at how to create "the perfect online dating profile." There's a lot of info, and you can check it out here.

We went through it all and came up with seven easy ways to make your profile stand out.

If the Internet is good for anything—and, actually, it’s good for lots of things—it’s good for finding a needle in a haystack.