Online dating: Many of you have probably gone onto a random dating site, whether or not it's to look for your future mate, or just for the fun of it. And even if you won't admit it, we know that you've probably sent a message to someone or received a few yourself. That introductory, "Hey can we be friends" message that you hope will go somewhere. And then you get disappointed when there is no response.

Well, here's how you get a better response without using a really old photo of when you weren't quite as flabby. It all depends on your message. The length and whether or not you come across as a dickhead or a pervert, the words you use and well, just remember to be a little more sensitive when you're putting words to your message. Women like that.

These are some of the interesting statistics on OkCupid's website:
    
     - 16% of all first messages are over 2000 characters, or about 400 words.
     - First messages sent by guys are only half as likely to get a reply as ones sent from women.
     - The average first message is 743 characters long.
 
Longer messages increase your chances of getting a response. However, keep in mind that with long messages you're going to be limiting yourself from sending many out. And according to statistics, keeping your message shorter will also bring about a good chance of response since you're going to be sending multiple messages to multiple women.


Source: Mashable.com