Nice guys of dating sites
We make comparisons in order to help us make decisions for the same reason we stereotype people: it’s a short cut for our brain when we don’t want to think too hard about something.Look at this example from Dan Ariely’s book Predictably Irrational: option, and ZERO chose the second option.Reply Interesting thought but there’s more to it, I suspect. In everything, you have to take a chance, because we all have imperfect information to start off with.Like in the Economist print example, a guy posting his income without a picture isn’t going to cut it. The key is trying to keep it short and learn as much as you can as quickly as you can.
Reply I’m sure statistically this is right, but I had a different experience.
If I had to choose between two guys: one who makes 0,000 per year and was just “ok” looking, and the other who makes around ,000 per year but was “hot”, I’d choose the guy with the cash. They recorded activity from 23,000 online daters during a three and a half month period and found that: “For men there is no amount of income that the woman in the bottom ten percent in terms of appearance can earn to make men prefer her over women in the top 10 percent.
This is the truth though according to a few researchers from University of Chicago and MIT who did a study to find out what factors drive communication between men and women.
There are guys who will do that no problem but I’m not one of them. I also “judge” if I’m interested based on what they write in their profile, and how they correspond with me, meaning if a guy writes, “ur cute, we should meet 2day” or something of that nature, good riddance.
Reply I’ve never used a dating website,but I know plenty of people that do, and they all say that if the person doesn’t have a photo attached to their profile, they don’t even bother looking any further. The truth is both are getting hosed in some way or another, but that’s true in real life too.That is, looks really matter to men relative to income.