Dating outside your race statistics
One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help write or review their profile.
Female users are seeking help from friends more so than men are: 30% of female users have asked a friend for help with their profile, whereas only 16% of male users have asked friends to help create their profile.
As a woman, I know that sometimes talking about gender with a male partner – even if he’s well versed in all things feminist – can feel exhausting.
Sometimes I don’t want to chat with someone who only has a theoretical understanding of gender oppression.
That is, unless you count my first boyfriend – José – who, in the second grade, long-distance collect-called me from Puerto Rico and got me in a lot of trouble with my dad. But I think it’s worth revisiting these concepts within the context of romantic or sexual relationships. And the way we practice our allyship in those contexts should reflect that.
But, at 26, women have more online pursuers than men whereas, at 48, men have twice as many online pursuers as women.
Here's what they're lying about: 20% of women surveyed by global research agency Opinionmatters admitted to using an older photo from when they were younger and thinner.
More than 40% of men said they lied about their jobs in an effort to sound more successful.
No wonder people lie on their dating profiles-friends are helping them build their profile.