Statistic reasearch of online dating
It cannot be considered reliable based on matches from males who swipe right every profile they see.)So my research from before can be considered relevant only in part of counting my own attraction to males, while the second experiment shows not my attractiveness in different contexts, but strategies of males.Probably this can explain drastic difference in percentage in matches that I was getting in Milan and Moscow: It might be that Italian users are more prone to swiping everyone right, while Russians are still picking the profiles they like.However rate of messages from males received by me during research (54% on average) was much higher than the average of 7% showed in the paper.It is interesting that recently I’ve been observing lower matching rate and have to make new research =)Very interesting finding is that of distribution of matches during the day demonstrating Tinder users active hours: The peaks here correlate with daily commute hours which automatically provides insights on user location in the transport and therefor some geography of Tinder use not being related to more regular points of encounter like bars and recreational spaces.
Overall, we received 8248 male matches, most of whom do not pursue interaction.As much as the paper brings interesting points on user behaviour in the on-screen interaction, we cannot forget that final goal of all dating services and related activities is getting some encounters or relationships, and so far researchers tackle only minor aspect of it — how many matches have finished in “real-world meet up” (note the use or the word “real” here while actually referring to “physical”;)).But there is no data on how many matches finished in which kind of further relationships.What happens on the female side is that women put effort into carefully selecting the men they like, get match with them, but no further communication happens as after receiving match that man could have decided that he doesn’t like this woman.
And this becomes worse and worse as if more men start liking everyone, more women get matches with everyone they like without further communication and become more picky, which make men even more aggressive in liking more, and so vicious circle begins.“63% of messages sent by men occur within 5 minutes of the match taking place.This is exactly the strategy which was proven by authors of the paper as well with 35% of males using this strategy frequently.