Researhcers set up 14 fake Tinder profiles in London, half were female and half male.They automatically liked everyone within a 100 mile (160km) radius, and noted how many they matched with, and then how many sent messages.
“But maybe attraction isn’t the most important thing.” That doesn’t mean you give up on lust, passion, or even simple chemistry.
Only 7 per cent of men and 21 per cent of women sent a message after matching with a profile Women took their time over writing a message.
Almost two thirds of messages sent by men were sent within five minutes of the match taking place, while only 18 per cent of those sent by women were this fast.'By focusing on first impressions, Tinder constitutes a cut-down version of online dating, without any of the features that make it possible to understand the deeper characteristics of potential mates,' the authors said.
Ironically enough, if you could take the best of those women and the best of those men, and place them in a big room where they could sit at a table and ask each other questions in person – you’d probably have 4 or 5 new match-ups by the end of the night. All they have to do is get online every day, sitting on their princess throne and file through the dozens or more profiles of men who have messaged them throughout the day.
The problem with online dating is that you can’t see the person’s face when they’re telling you about themselves. I think it’s hard for guys to comprehend the world of online dating from a woman’s perspective. They then flippantly toss out all of those well thought out, carefully crafted messages from most of those poor schmucks, and then they log onto their Facebook accounts to complain to their girlfriends that there are no “good men” left in the world.