Find out which U.S. cities have the least responsive women in online dating…
*This story was originally published on September 15, 2013*
Men looking for love in Brooklyn or Detroit are going to have to try harder to score a date, according to our latest online dating data.
FirstMet.com examined more than 453,000 interactions of single women between the ages of 18 and 99 and to discover locations where singles were the least likely to respond to online dating messages.
Guys may have an easier time finding someone living in Jersey City, N.J., which is home to online daters who are much likelier to respond to messages. Those from Miami, St. Louis, Las Vegas and Portland also had high response rates.
But men in these states shouldn’t give up on trying to reach these women just yet! Instead, try using a conversation starter like “Where are you from originally?”, which consistently receives the highest response rate from online daters on FirstMet.com. This line has gotten double the amount of responses in comparison to just saying, “Hi” or “What’s Up?”
You can also improve your chances by utilizing mutual friends. According to our data, 70% of women prefer to go on a date with someone when they have a friend in common.