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Online dating in 2013 became more mainstream than ever, so with the start of the New Year AYI.com analyzed over 16 million interactions between its users in 2013 and found some helpful tips on what women are looking for as we start 2014.
1. Size Does Matter to Women—Even in Online Dating
It’s not surprising that women love tall men, however, AYI.com found that with every inch a man’s height decreases, his chances of getting contacted by a woman online drop dramatically and vice versa. The ideal height for a man looking for love online is 6’2”, as they are 17% more likely to be contacted than a man with the average height of 5’8”.
2. Black Women Give The Most Love, Asian Women Get It
When men are reaching out to women online, Black women are the most responsive. In fact, Black women on AYI.com are 34% more likely than any other race to respond to a man online, while Asian women are the least likely to respond. Ironically, Asian women are the most preferred by men online and are 61% more likely than any other race to receive a response from men.
3. Women Love Bald Guys
AYI.com analyzed over 1 million interactions between its members to reveal which hair colors women prefer the most. And, believe it or not, women love bald men! In fact, women between the ages of 30 and 60 prefer bald men by 9% to all other hair colors.
4. There Is A Magic Opening Line Women Respond To
After analyzing over 2.9 million messages from their users, AYI.com discovered that the phrase to get the most responses from women was simply, “Hey, where are you from originally?” This magic line is 75% more likely to get a reply than the average “hi” or “hello.”
5. Women Of All Ages Embrace Their Inner “Cougar”
Based on 400,000 interactions, AYI.com determined that their female users were 17% more likely to respond to a man 5% younger than a man who is 5% older than her, and 47% more likely to respond to a man 15% younger than 15% older than her.
6. Bonus: Location Matters!
For fun, AYI.com analyzed over 4 million interactions from users around the world to find out where women are most likely to respond to messages from men online. They found that women in the United States are the most comfortable with regards to reaching out to men online than any other country when it comes to online dating. Furthermore, women in the US are 45% more likely to contact a man online than women in any of AYI.com’s top nine countries, including Canada, Australia and the UK!