Writing emails on dating sites
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. Don’t tell me to respect you as a capable equal, and then demand that I help you financially before we’ve even exchanged five sentences in person. Thanks for telling all guys to not put their income up!
Maybe you should quit putting your picture up if it is that important and agree to switch a picture for their W-2/tax return? If they don’t have a pic though, I’m not interested.
That is, looks really matter to men relative to income.
For women though, if the man in the bottom ten percent in terms of looks earns more than 8,500, they will prefer him over the more attractive guy earning ,000.” I can appreciate these observations, but it’s now clear that girls are getting hosed when it comes to this online dating stuff. Ok fine, maybe he left it blank because he’s modest or temporarily unemployed, or maybe he works for a non-profit.
They don’t know if you want online print, but if you want both, the 5 for both doesn’t look so bad because you now feel like you’re getting the web part for free.
Reply Interesting thought but there’s more to it, I suspect. In everything, you have to take a chance, because we all have imperfect information to start off with.
For those of you who’ve never been on these sites (or at least tell people you haven’t), there’s usually a place for guys to enter their income on their dating profile, it looks like this on match.com: So now we know this guy’s an English speaking liberal dancer who loves dogs, awesome. Whatever the case is, girls are left making of assumptions about a guy’s career since a lot of them don’t indicate how much money they make.
Guys have it made because we know that nearly every girl puts her picture up (my guy friends have confirmed this for me).
It’s harder to make a decision unless we see it in context relative to another comparable option.
The marketers at The Economist slipped in the print only option (at 5) to make the print & web subscription look more appealing (also at 5).
Reply I’m sure statistically this is right, but I had a different experience.