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Online dating is now one of the primary ways people meet partners, and researchers can use data from dating apps to observe and quantify romantic attraction and pursuit.
In other words, all of those terrible online messages and first dates are being donated to science.
In this study, white men and Asian women ranked highest for desirability, measured by the messaging metrics, and men and women contacted potential partners who were on average 25 percent more desirable than they were.
“What would it mean scientifically for someone to be ‘out of your league? This question, along with many others about mate choice, are now answerable, she said.
The study did not state how this woman's life may have been affected by hourly “Hey” messages.
“What can be tricky about studying attraction is that so many things are subjective,” said Lucy Hunt, a social psychologist at Purdue University who was not involved in the study.
Men in Seattle who wrote longer messages had a higher chance of getting a reply.“Even though the probability of getting a response drops with a desirability gap, the response rate is still quite a bit above zero,” Bruch said — a cautiously optimistic argument for reaching out to those out-of-reach hotties.One outlier in the data, described as a "30-year-old woman living in New York,” the scientists nicknamed their “movie star.” She received 1,500 messages, “equivalent to one message every 30 minutes, day and night, for the entire month” of the observing period, the study stated.The number of words in a message, however, did not correlate to response, even when controlled for the desirability gap.In other words, a one-word message (let's say, “hiiiii”) was just as likely to get a response as a long, agonized line of Pablo Neruda poetry (I want / To do with you what spring does with a cherry tree").