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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.
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.
For my Ok C profile with the short hair, I received 33 likes and 9 messages within the first hour.
So when I recently found myself single and on Tinder for the first time, I couldn’t help but wonder (in my best Carrie Bradshaw voice): Do men on dating sites prefer short hair or long hair?
On one hand, I like the way I look with short hair; but on the other hand, the most popular woman on Ok Cupid has long hair.
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.
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.
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.
A 49 percent success rate with matches isn’t bad, but I was confident that the profile with long hair would beat it.
So the following week, I made a new Tinder profile that was identical to my old one but with pictures of me with long hair (a wig, since i haven’t had long hair since high school) instead of my usual pixie cut.
I, of course, would never change my hair just to make someone like me, but I curious.