Attraction internet dating personality
They were contacted much more than men and, hence, generally had their choice of who to reply to.But, just as in the face-to-face dating scene, respect is important — users who respected others’ listed preferences for a potential partner were more likely to get a response.
For online daters, this means that a very detailed profile might attract fewer, but more compatible suitors (Norton et al., 2007).(Although feminine male photos were seen as attractive, whole male profiles were rated more attractive when they seemed more masculine, a perplexing result worthy of more study.) Women were deemed more attractive when they looked feminine, high in self-esteem, and not selfish.This study also found that the narrative self-descriptive sections of the profiles played a key role in attractiveness, but the fixed choice sections of the profiles (where users have to pick from a specific set of descriptors, i.e., “Have children now,” “Want children someday,” “Don’t want children,” smoker/non-smoker, etc.) only minimally affected attractiveness ratings.In general, women really are pickier than men — listing smaller ranges in their preferences for age and ethnicity.Women also initiate and reply to contact less than men.