Research about dating in internet
The study by Thomas, Rosenfeld, and Hausen finds that the share of couples meeting online has just about doubled since 2009.Since the technology hasn’t improved that much since the 1990s and 2000s, says Thomas, he thinks the explanations is that online dating has finally become culturally acceptable.
It’s a little confusing, but think of it sort of like how Google ranks web pages.
There is so much dating lore and folk wisdom out there, but we’ve never really had hard data behind it—at least until now.
A group of researchers recently attempted to decode the world of heterosexual online dating and found not just that women go for older men and men for younger women, but that so many Americans are seeking a partner “out of their league.” On average, researchers found, both heterosexual men and women go after people who are around 25 percent more “desirable” than themselves.
Researchers employed an algorithm to rank more than a hundred thousand daters on an undisclosed popular online platform in New York, Chicago, Boston, and Seattle based on the number of initial messages they received, crossed with the desirability of the people sending those messages.
The study, which looks at activity for the month of January 2014, was published Thursday in the journal .The vast majority of online daters, men and women both, only received a “handful” of messages, about 10 to 15 during the study period, with a small fraction of lucky users getting more than one first message, on average, per day.