I repeated the same process again using 50 male profiles and converted those into their own word cloud.
Using this concept, I decided to conduct my own little experiment using the profiles on the Plenty of Fish dating site, specifically the "Interests" section of the profile.I went on to Plentyof Fish and copy and pasted the Interests sections of 50 female profiles and converted them into word clouds using the Wordle web-site.The email says: For interests , when you have average hobbies (like shopping , playing tennis …), how not to write banalities in your description and not bore women? For example, I don’t play tennis and I hate shopping. Even if you DO have really “normal” hobbies, there is a way to totally separate yourself from every other guy who has that same interest. They like to talk about how they feel and what something made them feel. So, let’s take shopping and I’ll show you how you could write that up in your online dating profile. I don’t even have to buy anything to have a great time (which drives my guy friends crazy). And she will love it that your guy friends don’t get it, because NEITHER DO HER GUY FRIENDS. And then you tell how shopping gives you a sense of satisfaction. I love that I get better each time I play and the feeling I get after a great game with a friend. We talk about how the game makes us feel IN VERY VAGUE TERMS. I’ve touched on it here in the blog, but for those of you who are new here, let me give you a brief recap. Guys on the other hand tend to be more rational and thought orientated. But, there is a real sense of satisfaction from finding just that perfect thing. I connect with her and her world by telling her about my experience shopping, not even having to buy anything for it to be a success. You want to leave the interpretation of your feelings to her imagination sometimes.
I noticed an interesting experiment on another blog the other day which utilized word clouds to examine online dating profiles.
For those that don't know, a word cloud is a graphical representation of the frequency amount of each word used in a given text.