Statistic reasearch of online dating
First, what fascinated me is how the complex research with a lot of data analysis involved is confirming all the qualitative empirical observations that one can get by using service and talking to people.Most of assumptions that I pr my friends had about Tinder are confirmed in the paper, but with lots of numbers, which could make it more credible or not really — as the research was based just in 2 locations: London and NYC which might have significant difference as the cultural context plays huge role in dating habits and strategies of users.This is exactly the strategy which was proven by authors of the paper as well with 35% of males using this strategy frequently.Female users on the contrary stay very picky in swiping right as they receive a lot of matches.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.
But there is no data on how many matches finished in which kind of further relationships.
For men, 25% of message are under 6 characters (presumably “hello” or “hi”).
Consequently, it is clear that little information is being imparted in opening conversations.”*note that expectations and strategies are based on the self declared questionnaires, not objective data, which raises questions of people being honest, people realizing their intents, being capable of measuring it, etc.
In contrast, we garnered only 532 female matches, suggesting that they are more careful with whom they like and therefore consider it more worthwhile to send a message .
This is rather different to other online dating services, where messages are usually the initial means of establishing interaction (without the prior need to “match”)”.