Start Magazine article about online dating

Magazine article about online dating

If a profile did not include a photo, for example, both men and women were 20 times less likely to even look at the rest of the person's profile.

For one, prospective daters were wary of proceeding sight unseen.

Their chart made it painfully clear: When a woman on the site sends a message, her likelihood of getting a response is much higher if she’s any race but black. The data made me feel hopeless about finding a partner.

Men answered messages from other women—Asian, white, Hispanic, everyone—with average reply rates between 42 and 50 percent. And then there was my own baggage: Up to age 25, my attempts at dating—and I say “attempts” because they weren’t working—had almost exclusively been with white folks (men and women; I’m queer).

Those 30 million people have generated billions of pieces of data.