More and more of us insist on outsourcing our love-lives to spreadsheets and algorithms.According to the Pew Research Center, the overwhelming majority of Americans suggest that online dating is a good way to meet people.
With our behind-the-scenes perspective, we’re able to shed some light on some typical claims and the likely realities behind them.
The male heights on Ok Cupid very nearly follow the expected normal distribution — except the whole thing is shifted to the right of where it should be.
The genders are plotted on different scales because of the eternal fact that men almost always make the first move, so women get many more unsolicited messages.
It seems like everyone's looking for love online ... A few short years ago, we had to put some actual effort into dating and finding love. We connected with friends and headed out on the town/to the bar/to the game.
The typical explanation for this for women is that: “I am tired of getting messaged from older men” or “I look younger than my age”.