Is internet dating a numbers game


05-Dec-2017 12:14

The largest percentage of users are 18-34, but women of all ages use it.

A basic account is free, but upgrading to one of the premium “A-List” levels doesn’t cost much, and the additional features are well worth it in most cases.

Isn’t it just better to hang out in the produce aisle and ask women how to tell if a cantaloupe is ripe?

At least then you’re pretty much guaranteed to get some kind of response, right? A full third of guys who try online dating sites and apps never go on a single date, and that’s despite spending 5.2 hours a week looking at profiles, then another 6.7 hours sending out messages.

That adds up to around 12 hours a week, all in hopes of scoring a date that lasts approx. Modern dating’s not only exhausting – It’s a part-time job!

Guys face 3 major hurdles when it comes to meeting women online: Problem #1: Most dating sites and apps have more men than women, which means the most attractive women get bombarded with messages. Problem #2: Matching algorithms don’t work because they typically rely on information that’s easily quantified online, such as behavioral traits and simple beliefs.

You’ll find a huge spectrum of women on Ok Cupid, from edgy “alternative” free spirits to 9-5 career-driven ambitious types.

Plenty Of Fish (POF), is the #1 free dating site out there, so it’s worth a shot just based on the sheer number of users.



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