I don’t think “discussing business with my girlfriend” is at the top of their list of qualities they’re seeking in a partner. So, women are either successful and financially independent or homemakers with a low IQ? I worked at home part time throughout my marriage so I could be the primary caretaker of my children. I didn’t earn a high income, and I consider myself to have above average intelligence. The quality of the men who contacted her went way up. After all, the chances of divorce in couples where the women earn more than their husbands is double that when the inverse is true.” Okay, I don’t know the stats behind the divorce rate when women earn a higher income than their spouses, but I’m pretty sure that money is Your character says a whole lot more about you than your income. I’ve had clients who made more than the men they were dating, and they were still looking for a man to pay for dates. I didn’t want her to stay at home.’ ”I don’t think you should hide your success from a man or diminish yourself in any way for a man to feel better about his ego. A confident man doesn’t feel threatened by a woman’s success. If you’re passionate about your career, you want to discuss business with your partner.She started meeting men with whom she shared common interests. It was less about wanting his money, more about chivalry and feeling taken care of by a man.“The divorced guys I date love the fact that I’m financially independent because they’re so angry that their ex-wives stayed at home, so angry they’re paying alimony. The man I’m dating now is also independently employed. Thanks to a crop of niche dating websites, you can find your ideal mate based on very specific criteria.
People do everything they can in their Ok Cupid profiles to make themselves seem awesome, and surely many of our users genuinely are.
The last column shows the household income of most visitors to each dating site.
The online dating industry is a .1 billion business, with niche dating sites claiming more and more of that market share.
When we looked into the data for women, we were surprised to see height exaggeration was just as widespread, though without the lurch towards a benchmark height: These are the average weekly unsolicited message totals by height; you can think of these as the number of times a person is “hit on” out of the blue each week on Ok Cupid.
The genders are plotted on different scales because of the eternal fact that men almost always make the first move, so women get many more unsolicited messages.
If we can’t directly observe the market for a mate, we only really have two options if we want to determine people’s preferences: ask people their preferences or observe the outcome of the market.