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In the second experiment, a total of 267 women and men were recruited on the Internet.
These findings suggest something as simple as the order in which online dating profiles are viewed could boost someone’s odds of getting a date.Social psychologists Stephanie Spielmann and Geoff Mac Donald suggest singletons could use online dating websites and apps to their advantage, by comparing their physical characteristics and emotional approaches to relationships with the information other users provide.The researchers conducted two experiments in which men and women viewed a series of online dating profiles for members of the opposite sex.When it comes to dating, the “nice guy paradox” is well known.Women claim they want a nice guy who is sweet, kind, and sensitive, but end up rejecting him for a “bad boy” with an alpha male personality.Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.
The first prominent online dating site was Match.com, which launched in 1995.
Men preferred women with the most obvious screennames like “Blondie” or “Cutie” while women had a preference for screennames that indicated intelligence, like “Cultured.” When it came to the main photo, women liked a “genuine smile,” while men were intrigued by women who wear red and slightly tilted their head. Photos where women are in the center of the group are preferable because it shows power, while men shown surrounded by a few women smiling at him shows desire.
Photos that depict you touching another person, but not being touched, makes you look to be of a higher status.
But statements like, “I get bored talking about feelings and stuff and I’m not really into talking about people’s problems,” conveyed emotional unresponsiveness.
In the first experiment, 88 female college students saw all four possible combinations of attractiveness and responsiveness, presented in random order.
It also contained answers to questions that described how emotionally available the individuals are.