5 Feb 2010

Fatal Attraction? - The inside track from Cupid

Next time you're in the market for a new partner then this advice from dating site OKCupid could stand you in good stead. Their data mining team recently blogged some fascinating graphs about what attracts people and what doesn't.

For example, it turns out that men who are shown in their profile photo with an animal (it doesn't say doing what...!) are actually more successful than those showing off big muscles - perhaps there's hope for the 9 stone weaklings after all.
Not surprisingly, the cleavage shot seems to attract a lot of attention and even more so for the more mature lady.
While, perhaps reassuringly for those with more of a Watney's Party Barrel than a six pack, the effectiveness of the abs shot decreases sharply with advancing years: