These Statistics Show Why It’s So Hard To Be An Average Man on Dating Apps by D. Kopf
Dating apps are tough on the middle-of-the-road guy. If you are not one of the most desirable men on the app, you probably are not getting much attention.
Aviv Goldgeier, an engineer for the dating website Hinge, recently analyzed the share of “likes” on Hinge that went to the most-liked people of each gender.
He found that inequality on dating apps is stark, and that it was significantly worse for men.
The top 1% of guys get more than 16% of all likes on the app, compared to just over 11% for the top 1% of women. (Unlike swipe-based Tinder, Hinge is based on a system of “liking” some particular aspect of a person’s profile.)
The reason for this gender disparity is probably not that women are more appearance-focused than men.
The most likely explanation is that women, who are generally less likely to initiate contact, have a higher threshold when they do so.
For many women, though certainly not all, if they are going to break with gender norms, it is only going to be for a really attractive guy.
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