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What Being Hot Means For Women vs. Men

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 2, 2012

 
Comment: “Hot could have two meanings – external and internal. However; as this is modern word ( in the sense this word using for) this is for external appearance. External ‘hot’ person could not be with internal ‘hot’ and that is the problem. We need internal ‘hot’ persons to minimize all kind of problems, but who cares for this ‘internal hot’?”

If you’re considered an attractive woman on OkCupid, you will receive over 500 percent more messages than women who are considered less attractive.

That’s according to a not-entirely-scientificstudy detailed on Jon Millward’s blog,which confirms that some of the stereotypes about online dating are true — we just didn’t know how true.

In his study, Millward, a writer and author, used dating website OkCupid to create 10 dummy accounts for five women and five men. The question he set out to answer with his experiment, which he ran in the U.S. and in the U.K., was, “Is online dating a different experience for men than it is for women?”

He used profile pictures varying in degrees of attractiveness, with “attractiveness” based off his own opinion. He then had three judges create a ranking system and list the fake accounts from “hot” to “not.” He included the same personal description for all ten phony individuals. Read the rest of this entry »

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