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Guy Conducts Hilariously Comprehensive Tinder Study To Find Out If Women Prefer Him With Or Without A Beard

Do women prefer men with or without beards? Of course, the answer to that question is totally subjective, but this guy took it upon himself to conduct an all-encompassing study (complete with graphs and everything!) on Tinder to figure out the demographics of exactly which women prefer him specifically with facial hair, and which prefer him without.

The results are funny AF, and might even surprise you!

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    Cartoon - Rokas L N/A 2 47 min. ago "I Used Tinder To A/B Test Whether I Should Have A Beard. Here Is My Study" Ah, Tinder, what a place! Where else can you find so many hilarious personal profiles? However, the app can be used for more than just hooking up. This guy, for example, made a comprehensive study using it, and it's more serious than your thesis. And what was the important question he sought an answer to? Did women within 50 miles of his surrounding area prefer him with or without a be
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    Real estate - METHODOLOGY "For this study to work, I needed to reduce any bias unrelated to the beard. So to start, I took five pictures of myself with my beard in different settings with different outfits. For the purposes of anonymity (and my own amusement), I have blurred out my face and eyes in the below pictures:"
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    Games - IT STARTED OUT WITH A KISS HOW DID IT END UP LIKE THIS IT WAS ONLY A KISS IT WAS ONLY A KISS A PENT
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    Text - "The above photographs represent the different types of images that I felt could increase my odds of a match (and therefore increase my data pool). They include a business casual image, an image with an animal, an active image, and a social image. My friend, depicted in the social image, helped with the image capture and photo selection." "Once we finished creating the first set of images, I proceeded to shave my beard completely. We then captured the second set of images with the same ou
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    Photo caption - IT STARTED OUT WITH A KISS HOW DID IT END UP LIKE THIS IT WAS ONLY A KISS IT WAS ONLY A KISS
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    Learning - "The above images represent our best attempt to recreate the initial images without the beard. This process was way more difficult than we originally envisioned and some of the non-beard images have slight variations from the beard images. Overall, the similarities were great enough that we felt the study could proceed. The next step was to create two semi-identical dating profiles. I chose Tinder for running this experiment due to its relatively quick swipe rate and relatively high p
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    Text - In order to run both accounts simultaneously, I installed an application called Parallel Space which creates a separate environment for duplicating applications. The free version of Tinder limits each profile to 100 swipes every twelve hours - a perfect way to control my sample sizes. For five days (Sunday night Friday night), every 12 hours I would open one profile, swipe right 100 times consecutively, then open the other profile and do it again. Each evening, I would add each match to a
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    Text - RESULTS "First, let's start with the overall results. What do the dating women of Tinder statistically prefer to see on my face: Beard or No Beard?" Beard v. Non Beard No Beard 31.9% Beard 68.1% "The vast majority of the matches I received (64 out of 94) were on the bearded profile. These results do not shock me in the least. I have never been able to pull off a clean-shaven look and I have a glorious red beard that is a shame to lose. Where things get fun is in the breakdowns:"
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    Text - Age Distribution of Beard Matches 8 6 4 2 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 41 Age Distribution of Non Beard Matches 6 4 2 0 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 39 Count Count
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    Text - "The age distribution interests me because it appears to follow a normal distribution centered around 28 (with a single spike around 32 or 33). Given that I am 31, it tells me that women on Tinder tend to be, on average, younger, or that the distribution of women in- terested in me tends to be younger. Either way, the dis- tributions between the two are roughly the same and therefore provide little data on preferences by age." Beard Matches by Date 30 20 10 0 11/12/2018 11/14/2018 Date Co
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    Text - Non Beard Matches by Date 20 15 5 0 11/13/2 Date "I had not originally planned to create a date chart, but I kept the data as a means of tracking inputs. When I started feeling a drop-off in overall matches, I checked back on my dates to discover that a large portion of the matches came soon after I created the account (since I created the account Sunday night, Monday was my first day of matching) Count of Date 10 11/10/2018 11/11/2018 11/12/2018 11/14/2018 11/15/2018 11/16/2018
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    Text - The early spike leads me to believe that higher visibility is given to recently created accounts, but only for a very short period of time. This is likely to increase interest in new users. I have also been told that making changes to an account will increase the match rate, but I have yet to test this theory." Beard Matches by Race 40 30 10 0 White Asian Hispanic Black Count 20
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    Text - Non Beard Matches by Race 15 10 5 0 White Hispanic Black Asian "Finally, the largest disparity: race. Now as a caveat,I had to make a few generalizations when taking down the data for this category. Tinder does not have a race option and the only women who indicated race were the ones who were tired of being asked. Thus, there may be some minor errors in the race category where a person was listed as one race incorrectly. That said, there was a huge drop-off in the match rates of white wo
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    Text - There was a little bit of overlap between the two profiles where the same woman matched on both. Only a few of the women who matched both profiles actually realized that they were both the same person. The ones who did generally found the whole thing amusing once l explained my experiment. I also had a problem with data degradation caused by women unmatching my profile before the data could be recorded. Whether this was because they saw both profiles and felt like there was something fish
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