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For the better portion of my 20s, I’ve been single.

And not just solo, but really-really-really-want-to-be-in-a-relationship-crazy-obsessed-single-gal. It hasn’t always been a pretty experience for me, and for several years, I’d find myself completely...

of singles crawl dating sites and apps, flipping through photos and profiles of potential matches. Here at WIRED, we couldn’t help but think there might be a better way to optimize your chances, so we pulled massive amounts of data from Ok Cupid and Match.com, searching for tips that might help you master Internet dating and find someone awesome.

Finding a date, let alone love, just isn’t easy—even though there are plenty of apps for that.

Users skim profiles looking for a reason to send a message or dismiss (hint: do not mention your mom or exes).

Your usually reliable car might refuse to start, you might hit traffic and miss your dinner reservations, or you might not notice... Seventeen years ago today we showed up to the online dating party.The first girl, he said, was “a little too tall,” and the second girl was “a little too short.” Then he met my mom. Let’s look at how I do things, maybe with a slightly less important decision, like the time I had to pick where to eat dinner in Seattle when I was on tour last year.He quickly deduced that she was the appropriate height (finally! First I texted four friends who travel and eat out a lot and whose judgment I trust. Finally I made my selection: Il Corvo, an Italian place that sounded amazing. (It only served lunch.) At that point I had run out of time because I had a show to do, so I ended up making a peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich on the bus.Read more Consider your relationship (or your most recent one): have you ever stopped to ask yourself if your relationship is equal? Though there are many layers to the fabric of emotional intimacy, when two partners...Read more Awkward moments aren’t so awkward if you expect them, or decide in advance how to handle them. There are a few situations you may incur in dating that can make for extremely uncomfortable moments. Read more When you hear the word “attractive,” the first thing that probably comes to mind is physical attractiveness.We even scoured the top 400 most popular Ok Cupid profiles—the hottest people on the site in ten US cities—to see what their profile pics could tell the rest of us about attracting a date.

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