Online dating girl is ugly
This piece is Wagatwe Wanjuki’s first dispatch from the front lines of her romantic life for the #Its Totally Me dating series, which follows Establishment writers Wanjuki and Katie Klabusich as they utilize professional matchmakers and the insights of various experts to get to the bottom of their perpetual singledom. So the response to the inaugural #Its Totally Me post has been overwhelming — but definitely positive!
It was great to see comments from people who said that they could relate to being chronically and involuntarily single and feeling alone.
The book offers incredible insight into topics like our habits, our political beliefs, our speech patterns — and the assumptions many people still make about entire populations.
Tinder revolutionized the dating world when it was launched five years ago.
”But, in drastically streamlining the attraction process, and entirely by accident, Tinder became the skeleton key to unlocking data on racism in America.
The app’s data proves that black women and Asian men are the demographics on which the highest number of people swipe “left,” thereby rejecting them.
The study compared real users, such as the ones pictured below, to illustrate that while men can judge two women’s relative attractiveness to be similar on average, it’s the women whose numbers skew either to the far left or right that get the most messages.
In short, the girls that guys deem either hot or hideous—but not so-so—are the ones who get approached the most. Here’s Rudder’s the highly scientific hypothesis:, it means less competition.