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The OkCupid blog collects information from 500,000 first contact messages, showing which words and phrases received the most positive responses (or any response at all.)

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Ladies and gentlemen, according to their findings, here is the "perfect" first contact: "How's it going? You mentioned that you liked the band The Pixies. You have great taste. Sorry, if this is awkward, but I am a vegetarian atheist."

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