It’s surely not just Ok Cupid users that are like this.
In fact, it’s any dating site (and indeed any collection of people) would likely exhibit messaging biases similar to what I’ve written up.
I can’t imagine they will: multi-million dollar enterprises rarely like to admit that the people generating those millions act like turds. Are we just making some after-school-special assumption that “true love is colorblind?
” more compatibility usuallymeans more replies No, we’re not: we know race shouldn’t matter to replies because the races all match each other more or less evenly, and reply rate correlates to matching.
Here are the match and reply rates side-by-side, with similar rates colored yellow.
There’s no real need to inspect the numbers; just observe the similar colors. In general, the correlation between match percentage and reply rate means that whenever we compare the match/reply charts for a given breakdown of the population, they should look about the same.
They barely need any explanation: one comments on the other, really.