Christopher Maynard is a New York-based writer and editor who has worked as a security guard, high school teacher, theatrical lighting designer and volunteer fireman. Read Full Bio→Online dating can be a great way to meet new, like-minded people, but do men and women have inherent differences when it comes to using these sites?According to researchers from Binghamton University, Northeastern University, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Their study found that, in general, men tend to be much more aggressive on dating sites, sending multitudes of messages to different potential partners, whereas women take a more pragmatic approach to messaging.The study used data from Baihe, a prevalent dating website used in China.
Also according to evolutionary theory, women look for men who are older than they are that have a high economic status.
Men, for example, tended to be much more aggressive in sending out messages.
They tended to focus on their own interests, disregarding how attractive they might be to the person receiving the messages.
how many matches they'd make) and how many messages they would receive from users they'd matched with. The fake men only matched with others 0.6% of the time.
The fake women, on the other hand, matched with others 10.5% of the time.