Second, the number of dudes in shirtless photos and less engaging profiles shot way up.
Decent guys who really were more descriptive in their profiles were pushed out by the overtly masculine “bros” that dominated the site.
When it comes to mating, it seems that everyone doesn’t get to join hands and cross the finish line at the same time so that we all end up with equally-high self-esteem (I know; I was shocked too).
I have seen the quality degrade over the years and the only people to blame are ourselves. There hasn’t been a better time to join a dating site, share your interests, provide inputs about your views and find people with the right amount of balance in similar perspectives and differences. However, the majority of people using these sites do not use these features, so the accuracy of the data is weaker.
Basically, the quality of these online dating sites is determined by the amount of activity and engagement we have on them.
A recent post by Jenny Davis over at the Pacific Standard suggests that “Online dating shows us the cold, hard facts about race in America“.
In her article, Jenny discusses some data released from a Facebook-based dating app that figures out which people are interested in which other people on some sexual or romantic level.
She maintained a similar-looking profile on both POF and Ok Cupid and her survey results were pretty indistinguishable from her views on life after we met.