If your idea is something you can share, you might be able to talk to someone about writing them a perl script or whatever for them to run on data, and only share the results with you, or collaborate with someone because it's fascinating or because it would make good OKtrends fodder?
If you'd rather not do that, you could probably get people to give you a random selection of the messages they've received prodile some people, like me, will have deleted all the 'hi whats up'-esque messages from their inbox. I like littlegreen's idea - If the messages don't need a consistent recipient, then I could offer you a dozen or so sent to me, details stripped.
Get a us military dating site more people on board and maybe you could get your data direct via Mefi?
It depends on how particular your task is trying to be, but the other problem after the ethical issue of fake profiles is that they colour the recipients.
Link to that is available on his faculty profile page.
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Anonymous, of course, and it's OK if scrubbed of all identifying details, of course. Yeah, be female and generic on OKCupid and you'll have a VERY large corpus VERY QUICKLY.
I remember back when I wrote my first online dating profile.
It was a little over ten years ago and it was a STRUGGLE to say the least.
If you get too stuck, ask your girlfriends to help you out.
Thanks to the dating us military and to the mefite who memailed me!