Finding love online can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack — with the added bonus that the haystack is filled with f*ckboys, creeps, and ghosts (and not the friendly Casper kind). I know firsthand the saintlike level of patience it takes to wade through profile after profile, always wondering when you're going to meet someone worth ending the search. Being perpetually single can leave you questioning whether there's some 'it factor' you (or your profile) are lacking. So what are the most attractive traits for online daters?
According to a new report from OkCupid, outspoken, liberal women were more likely to find love online than their conservative counterparts. Gone are the days of the subservient Stepford Wife; now, it's all about independence, confidence, and open-mindedness. So how did OkCupid figure all this out? First, they defined 'successful women' as women who deactivated their profile because they met someone on the site. Then they looked at successful women's answers to their Match Questions to find trends that might indicate what traits they had in common that helped them find love. As it turns out, women who've found a partner on OkCupid shared a lot of left-leaning traits (like supporting marriage equality and being open about sex) in common.
Here are seven things that the OkCupid women with ~success stories~ had in common — BRB, updating my profile.