Reply I’ve never used a dating website,but I know plenty of people that do, and they all say that if the person doesn’t have a photo attached to their profile, they don’t even bother looking any further. The truth is both are getting hosed in some way or another, but that’s true in real life too.
Reply Interesting thought but there’s more to it, I suspect. In everything, you have to take a chance, because we all have imperfect information to start off with.
I usually took the income category with a grain of salt, assuming people would exaggerate it.
What perked my interest in the guy I’m with was that he was a teacher.
They don’t know if you want online print, but if you want both, the 5 for both doesn’t look so bad because you now feel like you’re getting the web part for free.
Maybe you should quit putting your picture up if it is that important and agree to switch a picture for their W-2/tax return? If they don’t have a pic though, I’m not interested.
For those of you who’ve never been on these sites (or at least tell people you haven’t), there’s usually a place for guys to enter their income on their dating profile, it looks like this on match.com: So now we know this guy’s an English speaking liberal dancer who loves dogs, awesome. Whatever the case is, girls are left making of assumptions about a guy’s career since a lot of them don’t indicate how much money they make.
Guys have it made because we know that nearly every girl puts her picture up (my guy friends have confirmed this for me).
That is, looks really matter to men relative to income.
For women though, if the man in the bottom ten percent in terms of looks earns more than 8,500, they will prefer him over the more attractive guy earning ,000.” I can appreciate these observations, but it’s now clear that girls are getting hosed when it comes to this online dating stuff. Ok fine, maybe he left it blank because he’s modest or temporarily unemployed, or maybe he works for a non-profit.
Guys don’t have this disadvantage because nearly all girls put pictures up! Dating sites should require that guys say how much money they make so girls a can make relative comparisons just like guys do with our pictures.