Two individuals and myself in a sociology class did a group semester project on internet dating. We each joined 3 sites for 3 months and then played the game. We each wrote our separate papers, but any hoot here are my stats.
Description Initiated Outcome %%%% Odds
Profile View 2611 1756 67.3% 2/3
Initial Contact 2381 1693 71.1% 5/7
On Site Email 1059 163 15.4% 2/13
Email 2 - 5 163 29 17.8% 8/45
Email 5 - 10 163 14 8.6% 3/35
Email 10 + 163 4 2.5% 1/41
Contact < 1 Mth 163 1 0.6% 0/1
Contact > 1 Mth 163 5 3.1% 3/98
Local 163 1 0.6% 1/163
Met 163 2 1.2% 1/81
Note: An initial contact is when a wink, flirt, etc is clicked on a profile.
The final result was 2 dates - 1 local & 1 @60 miles away. Both cases did not lead to further dating, yet one continued with a phone relationship temporarily.
Knowing this information would you join an internet dating site?
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