Dating App Data Shows Stereotypical Behaviours from Men and Women


The Huffington Post has reported on data showing the ways in which male and female behaviour differs on dating apps.

Many of the findings, the author notes, ‘confirm’ gender stereotypes. Occasionally, however, such stereotypes are ‘confounded’.

“The most popular women on dating websites are thin, young and educated but not too educated”, the piece reads.

“The most popular man is wealthy, with a doctorate (although not one he brags about) and looking for a relationship rather than casual sex.”

Men tend to market themselves online by writing descriptions that relate to their profession, whereas women focus on their own bodies.

Women are more likely to lie about their weight, whereas men are more likely to pretend they are taller than they are.

Women often have a minimum height requirement for their partners, while men of all ages want to date 22-year-old women.

The data also reveals a significant number of older women browsing the profiles of younger men, however.

The author writes that such women browse profiles but rarely message. They may (wrongly) feel that young men tend to reject any advances from older women.

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Scott Harvey

Scott is the Editor of Global Dating Insights. Raised in Dorset, he holds a BA from The University of Nottingham and an MSc from Lund University School of Economics and Management. Previously he has written about politics, economics and technology for various online publications.

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