Advantage of online dating
If you’re a woman who sends the first message, not only are you more likely to get more responses in general, but you’ll be having conversations with more attractive guys.
Most women on Ok Cupid are still waiting to be messaged, which means they’re settling and not even realizing it.
In online dating, it’s all about likes, swipes, and sending the first message. At least that’s what we can discern from most examples of romance in Western culture.
At first, we thought that women could be more passive because they get a lot of attention. Even if a woman receives zero, 10 or 20 messages, she’s not likely to send more.Are they more likely to reach out because they’re more particular about what they want? Generally speaking: young or old, your outboxes are empty.Men, however, message most between the ages of 20 to 40.The playing field is also pretty even: there are 1.5 men for every woman on the site.These women are progressive too, with 43 percent of women preferring to split the check (compared to 17 percent of men).
To put a number on it, men are reaching out to women 17 percentile points more attractive, and women contact men who are 10 percentile points more attractive.