Attractiveness and online dating

I’m exploring the possibility that there’s a better way to help single people find happiness, and if that leads me into a lucrative business start-up, well, that’s just gravy.

I’m interested to hear what you think, and thanks for tagging along on my little windmill-tilting expedition.

”(Sure, but I mean, who would want an ugly, broke jerk sticking faithfully by their side?

)Royzman said that among his students (not in a clinical condition), men tend to spend much more on physical attractiveness, and women spend more on social attractiveness traits like kindness and intelligence.

Similar to the results of previous research, both men and women in this study preferred attractive profiles to average profiles.

However, contrary to the researchers’ hypothesis, this difference was greater for women than men.

Online dating platforms are becoming more commonly used to meet and start a romantic relationship. Barth from the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Alabama studied how gender role stereotypes affect attraction in an online dating scenario.

On average, men take into account about 6 factors when determining the attractiveness level of someone, including non-physical features such as age (43%) personality (39%), the type of relationship they are looking for (37%).

Before I continue, let me elaborate on the physical/non-physical issue, because it’s critical to every point I have to make. (Since I like tall women and the smarter the better, I feel sorry for those guys.) As the Nancy Etcoff book I cited in my last post makes clear, many women care to the core of their DNA about a man’s financial stability. I wish you the best, but I’m not raising another guy’s children. No matter what we might want to tell ourselves about how we’re above shallow considerations of beauty, there are things that we can’t get past and if you don’t believe me I’ll prove it to you. I’ve known guys who, if I trusted them, would set me up with a transvestite ex-con just for the fun of it.) Do you have a best girlfriend who, when she says “you’ll love him,” does so with enough understanding of who you are that you believe her?

And let me apologize in advance for employing the numerical rating system. Some guys like slim women, while others like women with some meat on their bones. I like women with medium builds, although I have been more than drawn to thin women. I believe it’s also true that we’re more than willing to get past certain physical preference issues, especially when the person before us is beautiful in other ways that matter to us. The great loves of my life have all had things “wrong” with them from the shopping list perspective. With respect to our pursuit of a perfect dating service, we cannot, nor should we try to, avoid the attractiveness question. The focus has to be on matching people with partners that they find to be beauty. When you take these factors along with the assumptions above what we have to conclude is this: a subscriber needs some kind of expectation that he/she is about to meet someone with potential. Just the idea that the date won’t be effectively over in the first two seconds. Do you have a drinking buddy who, when he says “if I weren’t married I’d ask her out,” you can count on it because you know his taste in women?

Furthermore, these students were then asked to rate the profile on a seven-point scale and answer five questions like “How attractive do you find this person” to measure the participants’ attraction to the online profile.

The pictures from the profile were taken from a public online source and were rated by at least 1000 people.