According to data from Ok Cupid, it turns out that "writing a standard message and then copying and pasting it to initiate conversations is 75 percent as effective as writing something more original." It's way less effort than writing a personalized message every time, but three-quarters as effective, which is a pretty good trade-off if you're messaging everyone. "One study found that 88 percent of those who continued to have access to their ex's Facebook page said they sometimes monitored their ex's activities, while 70 percent of people who had disconnected from an ex admitted to trying to spy on the ex's page by other means, such as through a friend's account." If anything, your ex is probably spying on you, too.
Do you delve into the expansive and whimsical world of niche dating apps, or look up something a little more established?Ansari partnered up with Eric Klinenberg, a professor of sociology at New York University, to design and conduct "a massive research project, one that would require more than a year of investigation in cities across the world and involve some of the leading experts on love and romance." After conducting interviews and focus groups with hundreds of people in seven cities, Ansari and Klinenberg have written a very smart, wide-ranging, and, maybe most importantly, hilarious book on the current state of dating and love.Modern Romance includes almost everything you need to navigate the weird world of online dating, from tips on how to send the perfect first text message to lots of graphs and charts from real social science studies to help you understand what, exactly, you're dealing with when you try to find a soulmate online.Upgrade any one of the browsers below and it will make your internet life better - not just on Ranker, but everywhere!How has digital technology changed the way we date? So much so that Aziz Ansari — yes that Aziz Ansart — decided to write rigorous book full of statistics and interesting facts about dating to prove it. Modern Romance is a "comprehensive, in-depth sociological investigation" examining "the many challenges of looking for love in the digital age.