Researchers at Queen Mary University of London, Sapienza University of Rome, and the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group recently found that only 7% of men start conversations on Tinder.
Using 14 fake profiles, which automatically liked people within a 100 mile radius, the research found that men were liked 0.6% of the time and women 10%.
Their findings imply that women take more care when liking potential partners, only swiping right on the people they really want to talk to, whereas men go for a broader approach and like a lot of women with little intention of actually speaking to them.
Similar findings were shown in a study by Zhang and Yasseri, who also concluded that because men and women use online dating sites very differently, it makes the experience frustrating for both.
A new article on the Washington Post looks into these various studies and what they mean for online daters – check it out here.