The top three overall toughest judges were all age 30 or higher.
If we ever do this contest again, and I think we will, perhaps I will do an age-split where I have three sets of judges, one set 18-23, one 24-32, and one 33-45.
Then each guy can submit one profile for each age group. I’ll have to think more on this, and your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Finding 4 – The highest-ranked profiles were around 1500 characters long.
This one surprised me initially until I read into the profiles more deeply.
Just in case you didn’t know, I had guys submit their online dating profiles without photos to be judged on a scale from 1 to 10 by 13 unmarried female judges, the winner getting $300. All three of their profiles are pasted below in their entirety, so if you want to just skip ahead and read them, go for it.
The pictures of the judges and the exact details of the contest are here. First I will give you some data on our specific findings. Finding 1 – Profiles varied wildly from woman to woman. Some women would rank a profile a 10 or a 9, and others would rank the exact same profile a 1 or 2, even if the woman was a similar or identical age. So many women out there not only have extremely different personalities and tastes, but are also at different points in their lives if their ages are around the same.
The goal was to get some empirical data on what kinds of profiles appeal best to a broad range of women. Some women are looking for a “fun” guy, while others are looking for a “deep” guy.
Some women are looking to date and have fun, others are looking for a husband, others don’t really know what they’re looking for.
These factors are all going to come into play when a woman reads your profile.