Onine dating and research
For men, the issue of a woman’s body mass index was a significant factor.
“For many men, you can never be too thin,” she said.
One of those dimensions was what they call "selective self-presentation," or the degree to which people emphasized the best parts of themselves and minimized the worst.
The second dimension they looked at was "warranting" -- basically, backing up any written claims by including some kind of evidence, such as detailed personal information that could be verified online, or links to a third-party professional site that could verify their biography.
Indeed, a person is 20 times less likely to get a date if they have no profile picture, the research found.
The other day I was sitting on a train with a friend as she flicked through profiles on Bumble, an online dating service in which women have to reach out to men first.
I watched her swipe left to reject a professional football team's worth of New York-area hipsters, jocks and nerds.
“The difference is the precision with which we are able to nail down those facts in the quote unquote ‘real world’.
Online dating has made potential partners much more readily available than ever before -- and yet also, somehow, disposable.
At the end of it all the researchers found large age gaps between partners are a “deal-breaker”, while women prefer men who are taller than them and men like thin women.