Fascinating dating study. There is a hierarchy of desirability. People know where they sit in it. They barely contact others lower in desirability and, on average, contact potential dates 25% more desirable than they are.
real life mate attraction study (from online dating markets across US cities) from recent NYT piece..."The average woman’s desirability drops from the time she is 18 until she is 60. For men, desirability peaks around 50 and then declines."
“We find that both men and women pursued partners who are on average 25% more desirable than themselves” Perhaps due to evolved self-deception and overconfidence. Most people think they’re slightly more attractive than they really are.
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Desirability in online dating: Women receive fewer messages with age. Asian women and White men receive the most messages. Among men, more education predicts higher desirability, but not among women, for whom an undergraduate degree is most desirable.
A Pareto distribution characterizes desirability for men and women (a small percentage of each get the most inquiries) but the situation is much more dire for less desirable men
Patriarchy in a graph (“desirability” = page-rank from online dating data, h/t )
Again, research empirically proves the Red Pill. Add one more study to the evidence that backs up my SMV Graph: "The average woman’s desirability drops from the time she is 18 until she is 60. For men, desirability peaks around 50 and then declines."
“Aspirational pursuit of mates in online dating markets” Empirical analysis of heterosexual dating markets in U.S. cities -competition for mates creates hierarchy of desirability -men and women pursue partners who are ~ 25% more desirable than themselves
Aspirational pursuit of mates in online dating markets
Interesting #dating study: "Both men and women pursue partners who are on average about 25% more desirable than themselves." #dataviz
A Pareto distribution characterizes desirability for men and women, with a small fraction of both receiving the majority of messages, but it is much steeper for men
Aspirational messaging in online dating: Messages are directed mainly at others of similar & higher "desirability", and response rates decline with the gap (top half of figure).
RT : real life mate attraction study (from online dating markets in US cities): "The average woman’s desirability drops from the time she is 18 until she is 60. For men, desirability peaks around 50 and then declines"
3/3 Elizabeth Bruch's wonderful work on online dating was picked up by the NYT as well in addition to 121 other media outlets
Fascinating look at online dating. On average people try to date someone ~25% more "desirable," & end up with someone similar in desirability to themselves. Another take-home is that dating is pretty sexist. ht
Fig. 2 of this paper, "Aspirational pursuit of mates in online dating markets", highlights a gross amount of social problems in the U.S.
I laughed. I cried. I marveled at the idea of a "crisp operational definition of desirability". Aspirational pursuit of mates in online dating markets
Influencing Strategies in online dating 1-hierarchy of desirability correlating demographics & consistent across cities 2-men&women pursue partners ~25% more desirable than themselves 3-different messaging strategies with partners of different desirability