I get the impression through conversations with some women that there are a lot more men on the sites then women.
That’s a great question, and it’s one we had as well.
Men also use their dating accounts more, according to a 2010 study of online dating published in American Economic Review (pdf): Men view three times more profiles than women, and send three times as many first-contact emails.
Ashley Madison is an extreme example of this male-heavy ratio.
Given that about 90 million people used these types of apps in the last month, the sheer number of guys swiping left and right is astronomical.
The finding is right in line with previous research from the Pew Research Center, which found that 13% of American males were on dating apps or sites like Tinder compared to only 9% of women.
I tell all my single girlfriends to give online dating a try. Your inbox will fill with notes from 19-year-olds in the ‘burbs, 40-somethings who find your taste in music “refreshing,” addled idiots writing “id fck u,” and a handful of age-appropriate, nice-looking guys who can string some sentences together and like to cook.
You set up a profile, pick some cute photos, write something witty about the things that you love (Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Battlestar Galactica), list some books you like, and then sit back, kick your feet up, and wait for the messages to roll in.
Ashley Madison’s hack gave insight to a world where millions of men swapped messages with female-impersonator bots.That’s perhaps why women are more in the role of hunting for partners, and women play the role of waiting to be hunted. A new study conducted by research firm Global Web Index has found that about 62% of all location-based dating app users are male.I tell all my single guy friends to watch out for online dating.It is a sad, soul-crushing place where good guys go to die a slow death by way of ignored messages and empty inboxes.