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Conventional relationship wisdom posits that it’s best to “be yourself” in the pursuit of love. We couldn’t agree more—except, February 14 is right around the corner, and we’re not thrilled at the prospect of spending another Valentine’s Day alone on the couch with When Harry Met Sally. So we’re rigging the system: We pulled stats from five dating sites to learn what Denverites are looking for in a partner and used that data to create the ultimate Mile High City profile. Luckily for the rest of you in the lonely hearts club, we’re sharing the love.
- It’s true no matter where you live: Tinder says people who smile directly at the camera—without a hat or sunglasses on—see an increase in right-swipes.
- Nationally, women who work as registered nurses have the best luck on Tinder. Alternatively, male interior designers attract the most matches.
- Ninety-three percent of OkCupid hopefuls in the Mile High City enjoy outdoor activities.
- The Happn app only pairs people who physically cross paths (so here’s hoping that cutie in the coffeeshop is trying it). In Denver, the most connections occur in Larimer Square, Civic Center Park, and where 20th and 21st streets meet Champa, Curtis, and Stout streets. We’re not sure why—maybe the British Bulldog is actually more singles bar than soccer joint.
- Plenty of Fish, a matchmaking site with quizzes designed to improve your (future) relationship, discovered fans of Star Wars are 61 percent more likely to land a lasting companion.
- Based on statistics from Say Allo (a Denver-based app that tells you how compatible you and your potential partner might be before you swipe), 44 percent of folks in the Denver metro area identify as dog people. Only four percent admit to “cat person” status.
- Tinder says those living in Washington Park are the most likely to get a thumbs-right—followed by folks in Highland, Cherry Creek, Boulder, and Capitol Hill.
- While 36 percent of possible Denver lovebirds on OkCupid claim they’re not “beer snobs,” 30 percent admit there are “some beers I won’t touch.” Plus, c’mon—it’s Denver.
- Sixty-five percent of Denver OkCupid users say voting is a desirable quality. The democratic process is apparently sexier than exercise—only 35 percent say they want a partner who works out.