Ep. #50 A Data Driven Approach to Online Dating with Scott Valdez

Ep. #50 A Data Driven Approach to Online Dating with Scott Valdez

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Are you meeting enough women? If not, have you taken advantage of the huge online dating world yet?

Online dating was a desert and looked down upon in general - it wasn't something you wanted to admit to. That was the 90s. In the 2000s it blew up into something that has most people now accepting it is a normal way to meet to date, hook up and even to marry.

Last week our editor Jackson Hunter reviewed a cool course that makes use of data to improve your results with online dating - everything they advise on has been tested 1000s of times.

That course was The Click Magnet Dating System, and when I looked at it I knew it was going to make for a great interview - so reached out to Scott Valdez to get him on to discuss his data driven approach.

It turned out to be a knowledge packed episode and we even went on a bit longer, so it's around 90 minutes this week. Enjoy.

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Specifically, in this episode you'll learn about:

  • How Scott Valdez uses online dating while he's traveling to meet women and have dates setup before he arrives in a new place.
  • Why online dating tends to build trust with women quickly and how facebook can help with this.
  • An overview of the best online dating sites that Scott Valdez uses in and out of the U.S.
  • Why it's a good idea to pay for extra services on some of the free dating sites.
  • The new mobile dating apps and how they differ from the standard online sites and you need to use a slightly different approach.
  • The problems and challenges with the adult dating, casual dating and hookup dating sties.
  • The importance of photos, how much work to put into them and how to get them rated so you know how good they are.
  • "Time to response" - the most important metric you need to track to improve with online dating.
  • The benchmark metrics from Virtual Dating Assistants that you need to hit (e.g. response rate, and date rate) otherwise it's a red flag and you are doing something wrong.
  • How to choose the online dating site or app according to what you are looking for: hook up, short term or long term dating and marriage.
  • What should you keep in mind when selecting women to message in online dating (paying attention to photos and profiles).
  • Experiments with traveling and organizing parties with women met via online dating.
  • How different approaches like cocky, funny and sincere tend to work with different platforms and women of different ages.
  • How online dating can help you start learning quicker when you first start learning and practicing your dating skills.
  • The top 3 recommendations from Scott Valdez on what to do to improve your dating as fast as possible.
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Items Mentioned in this Episode include:

  • The Click Magnet Dating System: This is the course describing the complete system that Scott and his company Virtual Dating Assistants use including their data tracking spreadsheet and some template messages.
  • Virtual Dating Assistants (ViDA): Scott's company which provides a fully outsourced online dating system for men and women.
  • The different online dating sites and apps that Scott mentioned in the interview:
  • Other data driven info and experiments in online dating:
    • MyBestFace: OKCupid photo rating service that you can use to find your best photos for your dating profile.
    • OKCupid's OKTrends blog: OKCupid published a lot of data driven analysis on dating behaviors that took place in OKCupid between 2009 and 2011.
    • Math Genius that Hacked OKCupid to Get Dates: Just recently this news broke about a maths PhD, Chris McKinlay, who developed an application to hack OKCupid and create an ideal profile for him to get matched to his ideal women. Interesting read. Scott and I discussed this before the interview but ran out of time to include it in the interview.
    • Tim Ferriss' outsourcing online dating experiment: Neil Strauss interviews Tim about an experiment he ran in the late 2000s on online dating sites which resulted in him finding his girlfriend at the time.

Books, Courses and Training from Scott Valdez

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