Online dating just got a lot more complicated for journalist Yvette Caster, who decided to create two profiles on OKCupid as an experiment to see which one would receive more attention.
The 33-year-old's weight has fluctuated quite a bit in her life, so she filled one profile with "skinny" photos from when she was a size 10, and another with "fat" photos (her words, not ours!) from her current size, which is 18. She made sure to keep the content on each profile virtually the same except for checking "overweight" as the body type for one and "thin" for the other.
The size 10 profile:
The size 18 profile:
Not only did the "skinny" Yvette receive more attention, but she also received DOUBLE the amount of messages, likes, and visits! In five days, "Fat" Yvette received 18 messages, 74 likes and 18 visits, while "skinny" Yvette got 36 messages, 211 likes and 210 visits.
But Yvette isn't letting this experiment bring down her spirits. "The most important element to me is that no matter my size, I’m now twice as confident in my body than I was as a size 10. When I was thinner I was more self-conscious, less confident around men and much more uptight," she wrote on UK site 'Metro.'
"A date with me now would be way more fun than it would have been then."
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