A Dating Study that involves, among many other things, professional career women


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A Dating Study that involves, among many other things, professional career women
Halladay
Regular Contributor
Halladay

http://www.find-a-sweetheart.com/blog/item/internet_dating_as_studied_by_mit/

We really know that Internet dating has made it solidly when
academics start studying it. What could be more impressive that
MIT’s Sloan School of Management? Gunter J. Hitsch, Ali
Hortacsu, and Dan Ariely have written “What Makes You Click? —
Mate Preferences and Matching Outcomes in Online Dating,” a
working paper on their study.

The authors used data supplied by an Internet dating company for
22,000 users in the Boston and San Diego area. While they did
not have access to the actual identities of the users, the
researchers did have just about everything else: Profiles,
photos, and preference data, as well as records of who browsed
who, when and if contact was made and reciprocated or not, and if
a meeting was requested or planned. Yikes.

Here are some of the conclusions they reached from their well-
massaged data:
Education and occupations: Women seem to prefer men with similar
educational backgrounds. They also preferred lawyers, fire
fighters, military, and health related professions. Women’s
occupations and education had little influence on first email
results. In fact, most women’s professions did not do as well as
students.
Income: Income strongly effects the dating success of men, while
only having a slight effect for women. In general, the higher a
man’s income, the more first emails he got.

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11-04-2006 05:29 PM

Re: A Dating Study that involves, among many other things, professional career women
HappyMom
Regular Contributor
HappyMom
Kind of tangentally related is the fact that Consumer Reports did a review od dating websites this month. Also, I saw on CNN a few months back where a guy was suing one of these sites for fraud because they were setting up fake dates. He went out with a woman and discovered somehow that she just dated guys so they would think someone was interested and they would keep their profiles active(I think she got paid to date guys whose profile was about to expire).

I really appreciate the Jewish (and other cultures) custom of matching making for your loved ones with someone you think will work for them when I read about this stuff. It is a really wierd world we live in now.

11-06-2006 10:52 AM

Re: A Dating Study that involves, among many other things, professional career women
Halladay
Regular Contributor
Halladay

i came across that same lawsuit article awhile back.  in the online world, it seems as though match making is done by wiley coyote but hey, if it works..  then may the couple blast off on an acme rocket.

Message Edited by Halladay on 11-06-200608:50 PM

11-06-2006 08:48 PM

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