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Who’s Right and Who Writes: People, Profiles, Contacts, and Replies in Online Dating

By Andrew T. Fiore, Lindsay Shaw Taylor, Xiaomeng Zhong, G. A. Mendelsohn and Coye Cheshire


In this analysis of profiles and messaging behavior on a major online dating service, we find that, consistent with predictions of evolutionary psychology, women as compared to men state more restrictive preferences for their ideal date. Furthermore, women contact and reply to others more selectively than men. Additionally, we identify connections among messaging behavior, textual selfdescriptions in dating profiles, and relationshiprelevant traits such as neuroticism. 1

Topics: Fate. Destiny. Go-go-go.”
Year: 2013
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