A new survey at the University of North Texas found that singles who used Tinder are more likely to have lower self-esteem and feel unhappy about their looks than non-dating-app users.When it came to gender, male Tinder users reported lower self-esteem than females.This means that 19 out of 20 profiles on these sites are either past members who aren’t around anymore, or non-paying members who can’t respond.
(Though, in that respect, I guess I do have e Harmony and Match to thank for my writing career.) Armed with years of slow-churned cynicism, I took to the internet to see if others shared my experiences.Dating site users authored 25 million messages, generated 286 million clicks on the site and rated other users' profiles 864 million times.Males accounted for 62 percent of the messages and initiated 86 percent of the communication."Depending on the particular pair of users, these two factors may be at odds." The researchers analyzed three months worth of anonymous data from a popular dating site from September to November 2013.This included the profiles and clickstreams of 410,000 active users in 10 metropolitan areas.Research from the University of Michigan shows that men who hope to get women to respond to them on online dating sites have a better chance if they create profiles that are more like the women they hope to attract, and yet can show they are distinct from other males.