Best question to ask on a dating site

04 Nov

(aka, "Why are you single: The Remix)This is one of those backhanded compliments that really has no response. As a Plus-Size Princess, I often wonder if the guys asking me out have dated big girls before (not that it matters, but I do wonder), and I’ve learned that the answer is rarely helpful.When men say this to me, it makes me feel like something is wrong with me — especially because 99% of the men who use corny lines like this will not make any moves to take me off the market. If his last three girlfriends looked like Jennifer Lopez, I may feel insecure, but if his last three girlfriends looked like Rebel Wilson, I might wonder if he’s a chubby chaser.Between the time I started online dating and now, I've discovered exactly how dating websites work.I've tracked and analyzed data, spoken to computer scientists, and figured out what makes certain profiles successful.

Whether you're creating a new profile or you're a longtime, frustrated online dater, I have some insights that will help make your experience better.

Read through these great stories on advice on how to approach your first date.

Keep Your Date Interested: Here are a few questions to ask on your first date to keep things moving along and interesting.

I sliced Ok Cupid’s question pool like this: That blue rectangle is our highest-quality, least-invasive questions, and we next examined each of them for interesting correlations.

(If you’re interested in knowing more about the above graph, you can drop-down an explanation here, complete with an interactive scatter plot that took me forever to make.)Now let’s get right to the results.