Very long hair dating
By the end of the week, I had 484 likes and 77 messages.You know the drill by now: I created an identical profile with pictures of long hair for the second week.My hypothesis, if you want to call it that, was that the profile with long hair would receive more attention. I created a profile with pictures of my short hair first.I swiped right on every single one of the first 100 profiles and then waited to see how many turned into a match.Once again, I swiped right on the first 100 profiles. By the end of the week, however, the long hair profile only had 38 matches and 15 messages.After the first hour, I had eight matches and two messages—noticeably fewer than the amount that I had after the first hour of creating the short hair profile. That’s 22 percent fewer matches and 40 percent fewer messages than I received on my Tinder profile with short hair! I conducted the same experiment simultaneously on Ok Cupid.
But then by the end of the week, the long hair profile had only garnered 237 likes and 31 messages.
So why did I feel so confident that men, in general, prefer women with long hair?
All I can say is that it’s something that I grew up hearing so often I must have internalized it as fact.
I myself have had short hair for years and I love how it looks—not only on myself, but on other women as well.
I’ve also only ever dated men who liked my short crop.
Since Ok Cupid is set up differently from Tinder in that it doesn’t require a mutual match, I just created my profile and then sat back and waited.