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Now, a new study by the University of Scranton found that Tinder profiles are like old-school personal ads, and the researchers gave us some dating and Tinder tips and hacks we can all use.

After all, everyone’s doing it, right, using Tinder?

From the mid-’90s arrival of through the launch of dating apps like Tinder in the early 2010s, technology has altered the way most big-city singles look for love — and not in a good way.

Not only is the four-year-old app available in 30 languages and used in 196 countries, but, each day, there are more than 1.4 billion swipes on Tinder, a Tinder spokesperson tells Bustle.

Each day, 26 million matches are made on the app worldwide.

“It’s very popular and a cool way to study human mating strategies that doesn’t involve merely surveying them,” says Dr. “We can study not what they say they want in a scientific survey, but what they report wanting in a real world situation.” I’m sure most of us have tried Tinder at some point, so I can definitely see why they chose it. They rated photos on attractiveness and how humorous they were.

Profile bios were then analyzed for word count, traits sought, traits advertised, and whether the user appeared interested in a committed relationship or “hooking up” (i.e., casual sex).

Kuhle says, “sometimes but a few words, or, worse still, a handful of emojis.”The study found that women were significantly more likely than men to list more traits sought and more traits they found unattractive, as predicted, says Dr. For instance, 2.6 percent of women sought a partner who was tall or taller versus 0.3 of men.

That women were more selective than men was one of the least surprising things that Dr. “Given that a poor mate choice was more reproductively costly to ancestral women than men, we predicted and found that, relative to men, on average, women’s bios listed more traits sought and more traits to avoid,” says Dr. “For example, women’s bios were six times more likely than men’s to explicitly state that they were not looking for a hookup — 5.7 percent percent of women but only one percent of men.” Funny, I used to state that in mine, too — and I found it did deter guys wanting hookups, as I talk about more below.“Half the time you text with these guys, they want to know, do you want to meet that night for a drink?” said Anna (name has been changed), 41, a single Midtown financial advisor. “It’s not that the allure of being approached and meeting someone ‘old school’ has been tarnished; it’s just the improbability of it happening has prompted women who would have loved to have a romantic story to tell to seek refuge in these crazy apps,” she says.Of nearly 20 single New York City women in their 20s through 40s I asked recently, most told me they rely on apps to get dates — not because they like it better, but because men are less inclined to approach them in real-life, natural settings.And because they want their search for a loving partner to be as quick and efficient as possible.High-status-wise, 7.6 percent of men mentioned a high-status occupation in their bios versus 0 percent of women.The research found that men were more likely than women to sell themselves by being funny or athletic in their profile pictures, says Dr. Eight percent of men’s picture sets were deemed funny versus 2.9 percent of women’s.“Because they are thinking of us as ‘on demand’ company, they are less about planning ahead to build a future.” Anna, who is successful, articulate and striking, says she has been online-dating on and off for the better part of 15 years. “Forget Prince Charming on a white horse: We dream of a guy who will text or call when he says he will and make and keep a date.” Reaction from the single women I talked to was nearly unanimous: While they may have met some decent chaps via the apps, they wish men would take greater initiative in the real world.“I love it when a guy has the confidence to approach in real life,” said Marian Gude, 26, an account manager.At the same time, most admit that online efficiency in producing dates doesn’t necessarily match the effectiveness of meeting great guys at parties, bars and clubs, or relying on setups for dates.For one thing, dating apps require little investment on the part of the suitor.

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