When Dating Online, It Helps If Some Dudes Think You’re Kinda Ugz

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OkCupid's latest mathematical analysis about the Jedi mind tricks of online dating is out. And this one goes out to the ladies. As it turns out, it does not pay to have men agree on your relative cuteness, as that can lead to an empty in-box. Hot girls get the most messages, but data shows that the next best thing is having some potential suitors think you're ugly. Unfortunately, OkCupid chose to illustrate this point with real-life member photos where it seems obvious that the "ugly" girl got more messages just because she looks more down for whatever (the peril — or pro! — of bedroom eyes in a profile pic). [OkCupid]