Research on online dating
The study, to be published in the upcoming April issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences, shows that the importance of education levels is one factor that changes significantly with age.
The study found that online daters with a high level of education are consistently likely to reach out to those who have the same level of education when they are younger.
The researchers from Queensland University of Technology analyzed hundreds of thousands of online dating interactions from the Australian dating site RSVP, involving 41,000 individuals during a four-month period last year.
For those 55 to 64-year-olds that use online dating, there has been a 6% increase from 2013 to 2015.
For women, online dating statistics show that a woman's desirability online peaks at 21.
At the end of it all the researchers found large age gaps between partners are a “deal-breaker”, while women prefer men who are taller than them and men like thin women.
Lead researcher Dr Elizabeth Bruch said the paper proves statistically what most people understand anecdotally.
A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.
Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.
Online dating (or Internet dating) is a system that enables strangers to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections over the Internet, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships.
An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms (generally websites or applications) for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices.
Academics at the University of Michigan have just published a study into the online behaviour of 1,855 people who signed up to a dating website in the New York/New Jersey area.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating