I took a page of Blackdragon's playbook in terms of testing online crap.
Anyway I'm wondering - is there some kind of easy setup you can do to A/B test profiles on Tinder, and other free/ low cost dating sites?
To avoid getting caught, I mean .. yes you have your actual profile, and then maybe a profile in City B and City C that are used merely for testing. Say like if you live in Dallas, you also have on in Seattle and one in Chicago, whatever. Now yes there may be different effects depending on the city, but if a dozen of us test this out we can probably figure out if there's 'lift' in certain markets.
Now yes the photos are the main draw, true. Maybe you can already get feedback on those on Reddit, HotorNot, or whatever the hell people use. But I feel "advice" is one thing --- actual real life results is another.
In the ideal world, I'd have 3 profiles on Tinder, and 3 profiles on a few free sites. Maybe an auto-liker and some other crap. I know these sites really try to crack down on automation but eh. Would be great if I could determine my 'match %' or 'response rates' automatically instead of by hand, but I take it most of these sites intentionally obscure any kind of API to prevent spamming and crap.
Would be great if anyone has any input though.
Maybe this is too much effort to optimize photos - and maybe it's just better to spend more time in the gym or building a more interesting life, but I'm just curious. Photos are the main draw, right? I mean the perfect photo won't turn a gargoyle into a model, but I've banged an odd 7 or 8 off Tinder with crap pics, so I feel like I'm good enough for that, let's improve the marketing (vs. the product necessarily, aka me lol).