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Images that show a little bit of personality depth, however, do tend to generate more conversation than those stereotypical photos.
According to OKCupid, the average chance that message will lead to a back-and-forth discussion is at about 27 percent, but a photo of a person doing something interesting (say, playing an instrument, playing a sport, crafting something, etc.) is much higher at a hair over 40 percent.
The categories that are below average for conversations are cleavage shots, My Space angles, having fun with friends, and most dooming of all, photos of the subject drinking.
"If you want worthwhile messages in your inbox, the value of being conversation-worthy, as opposed to merely sexy, cannot be overstated," says OKCupid. There are times that a picture truly is worth a thousand words, and the old maxim that you never get a second chance to make a first impression rings true here, as the image you choose makes a significant difference in whether you'll get messages or not.
(This is not the case for women who have very prominent cleavage photos—the rate of decline in messages slows significantly for an aging woman if she has a cleavage-heavy pic on the site.
"A 32 year-old woman showing her body gets only 1 less message a month than the equivalent 18 year-old; an older woman not showing off gets 4 messages less, a large relative fall-off in popularity," wrote OKCupid.) Up to this point, we have largely been talking about rates of initial messages—what tends to get people's attention up front.
The second snapshot is of his "sonichucwc" account; Chris had last accessed it on 4 July 2008.
Also in evidence is his futile war with Encyclopedia Dramatica and the growing awareness of trolls to his existence.
Chris has not been back on the site ever since late 2009.
His first account was "sonichu," where his name was Chris. His new account was "sonichucwc," where his name was Chris Chan.
This account got hacked by the Man in the Pickle Suit in the events of 11 September 2008 (NEVER FORGET).