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And yet nobody has studied mating strategies on Tinder.
Today that changes thanks to the work of Gareth Tyson at Queen Mary University of London in the U. and a few pals who have studied mating strategies on Tinder for the first time.
In total, the team received 8,248 male matches but only 532 female matches.
Another difference is the way men and women behave once they have received a match.
And men’s messages are shorter, too, averaging just 12 characters, presumable to say hi, hello, or something similar.
By contrast, women’s messages are 122 characters long on average.
However, they set up the volunteer accounts in New York to prevent the volunteers from being recognized in their home cities (although why they didn’t recruit volunteers in New York and set up their accounts in London isn’t clear).Just as puzzling is that one of their male profiles—the one showing the account to be disabled—received all its matches from women. The way men and women gain matches is different, too.Men tend to pick up matches slowly over time, while women gain matches quickly, achieving more than 200 matches in the first hour.This research is hard because there are so many factors to take into account.
Tinder, on the other hand, is a much cleaner environment, since it is based only on first impressions, and so has fascinating research potential.But curiously, the vast proportion of matches came from men, whether for the team’s male or female profiles.