Out of Coffee Meets Bagel’s 44,000 matches, people with mutual friends are 37.2% more likely to both give each other the thumbs up.
Women are much more influenced by the mutual friends effect.
Any number still increases your chance of crushing on someone, but it seems like less than four and someone might be sketchy, more and things could get messy if your date is a disaster.
One caveat: all these findings shared exclusively with Tech Crunch are just trends, not necessarily statistically sound data, but they’re still something singles should think about.
So next time you’re gonna head to the bar in search of that special someone, you might actually be better off doing some Facebook friend of friend stalking.
For guys, being linked by the social graph isn’t too big of a deal.
It only makes dudes give the go-ahead 10% more often.
But since it takes two to tango (or do Da Dip) matches where both people approve of each other 37% more frequent if they’ve got mutual friends.
And there’s even a magic number of acquaintances in common that makes you 90% more likely to want to get frisky…Turns out four is the ideal number of mutual friends, almost doubling the chances two people will dig each other.