Research on online dating

05-Dec-2016 22:35

At the end of it all the researchers found large age gaps between partners are a “deal-breaker”, while women prefer men who are taller than them and men like thin women.Lead researcher Dr Elizabeth Bruch said the paper proves statistically what most people understand anecdotally.But, at 26, women have more online pursuers than men whereas, at 48, men have twice as many online pursuers as women.Here's what they're lying about: 20% of women surveyed by global research agency Opinionmatters admitted to using an older photo from when they were younger and thinner.The study, to be published in the upcoming April issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences, shows that the importance of education levels is one factor that changes significantly with age.The study found that online daters with a high level of education are consistently likely to reach out to those who have the same level of education when they are younger.Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.

You like the look of somebody online and you try and find a common interest. It either works out or you move on to the next person.“A lot of findings are the types of things that popular culture already tells us.” Age gaps The rule of thumb “never date anyone under half your age plus seven” would appear to be borne out by the research.“What was exciting for us about our model was that a lot of behaviours surrounding the issue of age were quite consistent with that rule,” she said.A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.

You like the look of somebody online and you try and find a common interest. It either works out or you move on to the next person.

“A lot of findings are the types of things that popular culture already tells us.” Age gaps The rule of thumb “never date anyone under half your age plus seven” would appear to be borne out by the research.

“What was exciting for us about our model was that a lot of behaviours surrounding the issue of age were quite consistent with that rule,” she said.

A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.

Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.

For those 55 to 64-year-olds that use online dating, there has been a 6% increase from 2013 to 2015.