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.
I, of course, would never change my hair just to make someone like me, but I Here’s how it went down.
For the first week, I made a dating profile (one on Tinder and one on Ok Cupid) with pictures of my usual short hair and recorded the number of matches/likes and messages I received.
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 first hour, I had 19 matches and seven messages.
By the end of the week, I had 49 matches and 25 messages.
For the second week, I did the same thing but with a new profile that had pictures of me with long hair.
Other than the length of my hair, every other part of my dating profiles remained the same: the same brown hair color, the same neutral makeup in most of my pictures, the same brief bio, and the same preferences for age and location radius of men.