kristof65 Posted June 2, 2009 Share Posted June 2, 2009 It is also my observation (at that time) that woman seemed to take dating sites less seriously that men did. I had to put in all the effort to contact people... My observation of the same phenomenon (in approximately the same era) wasn't that they took it less seriously, but more of an extension of real world expectations - that the man would make the first move. For pretty and/or young women (or women without pictures who sounded young and/or pretty), they didn't have to expend much effort at all, as every Tom, Dick and Harry would seem to contact them. My wife said she had at least a half dozen responses within hours of her first ad being posted - and she ignored all of them because they obviously didn't read her profile, and merely looked at her pretty picture. There is a small geographical and relative wealth component as well. I noticed this when I moved from the SF Bay Area to Denver. Afterwards I did some research, and it made sense. The SF Bay Area has a higher ratio of men to women than Denver does. It also has more extremes in the income brackets. The end result for me was that the higher paid single guys working in Silicon Valley were having higher success rates than the blue collar tech I was. Denver, OTH, has a more even ratio of single men to single women, and less extremes in pay (the extremes are still there, there just isn't as large a group on the high end). Anyway, that difference made it a lot easier for me to be noticed in Denver than in San Francisco. And yes, there is another difference between the two cities I'm deliberately ignoring, because I don't think it's as extreme as some would beleive. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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