Plenty Of Fish Experiment: Study 4. Females Profiles.

The methodology and statistical variables are the same performed in Studies 1, 2 and 3 for male dummies, although here only are going to be collected the reply rates at first message. Geographical location is not changed.

I will not be able to assess the number of matches (number of people who showed interest in this profile) on the “meet me” section, since the display does not show the cumulative number when more than 99 match votes are reached. All female profiles sampled reached more than 99 votes.

Localitation: big-sized city (Spain).

Data-collection period: 7- days.

Contacts initiated: Number of males I’ve contacted through each dummy female profile.

These messaged users are not randomly chosen. I chose a filtered sample of male users for each dummy through advanced search. They were to meet the following parameters:

Age range: 18-35 years old.

City or Postal Code / Miles: 100 miles

Body type: “athletic”. I discarded male profiles self-identified as “average”, “thin”, “a few extra pounds, “big & tall / bbw” and “prefer not to say”.

Therefore male targets were only mesomorphs men with athletic body. Within the subset of “athletic” male profiles, I chose as target those profiles that contained pictures from men that could be included within the upper half of facial attractiveness spectrum. This is, from average or medium-attractiveness until highly-attractiveness.

Dummy profiles:

This fourth experiment is composed of 3 female profiles ( age range= 20-22 years old). One of them highly attractive (female Z, r> 8 ), one moderately attractive girl (female C, r= 6.82), and one medium-attractive girl ( female N, r≈ 5). It has not been inserted any female dummy  into the below-medium attractiveness spectrum.

 

a) High-attractiveness dummy profile (r>8 points on a 1-10 scale):

  • Female Z:
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Figure 1. Photos of female Z.

 

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Figure 2. Headboard of female Z profile .

 

b) Moderately-high attractiveness dummy profile (r=6,82):

  • Female C:
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Figure 3. Photos of female C.

Figure 4. Headboard of female C profile.

Figure 4. Headboard of female C profile.

c) Medium-attractiveness dummy profiles (r≈ 5):

 

  • Female N:
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Figure 5. Photos of female N.

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Figure 6. Headboard of female N.

 

 

a) High-attractiveness dummy profiles (>8 points on a 1-10 scale):

 

  • Screenshots:
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Figure 7. Screenshot displaying Mail Inbox after the 7-days period; Mail Inbox. “Meet me” section; Number of visitors.

Figure 8. Screenshot showing Contact History: Contacts Received.

Figure 8. Screenshot showing Contact History: Contacts Received. The screenshot after this period displays 443 male contacts, but this account was contacted by 447 men, since 4 male contacts quit within this 7- days period.

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Figure 9. Screenshot showing Contacts Initiated. The number of males contacted were 100.

 

  • Parameters compiled:

Mail inbox = 547

Meet me = +99

Contacts inicitated = 100.

Contacts received = 443 (she was contacted by 447 men, but 4 male contacts quit within the 7- days period)

Reply proportion =100 out of 100 sent messages.

Reply rate = 100%.

b) Moderately-high attractiveness dummy profile (r=6,82):

  • Screenshots:
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Figure 10. Screenshot displaying Mail Inbox after the 7-days period; Mail Inbox. “Meet me” section; Number of visitors.

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Figure 11. Screenshot showing Contact History: Contacts initiated. The number of males contacted were 100. Note that the screenshot after the 7 day period shows 95 users, because 5 of them has removed their accounts.

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Figure 12. Screenshot showing Contact History: Contacts Received.

 

  • Parameters compiled:

Mail inbox = 545

Meet me = +99

Contacts inicitated = 100.

Contacts received = 450.

Reply proportion =95 out of 100 sent messages.

Reply rate = 95%

c) Medium-attractiveness dummy profiles (r≈ 5):

  • Screeshots:

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    Figure 15. Screenshot showing Contact History: Contacts Received.Parameters compiled:

  • Parameters compiled:

Mail inbox = 247.

Meet me = +99

Contacts inicitated = 60.

Contacts received = 204.

Reply proportion =43 out of 60 sent messages.

Reply rate = 71.6%

TABLE OF RESULTS:

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Figure 16. Table of results.

Contacts Received

• The highly-attractive girl and the moderately attractive girl got practically the same amount of messages (447 and 450 messages respectively). Not only there is no male bias towards a greater preference for the best attractive girl, but even the moderately attractive girl earns a slightly higher output, although not significant. The most attractive girl and also the moderately attractive girl earned (M=448.5 messages) 2.2 times more messages than the medium attractive profile (M=204).

• The most attractive girl and the moderately attractive girl scored (M=448.5 messages) 9.3 times more messages than the most attractive men (M=48.2). And the moderately attractive girl (M= 450 messages) earned 180 times more messages than the moderately attractive men (M=1.6 messages). The medium attractive female profile (M=204 messages) got 127.5 times more messages than the medium attractive males (M=1.6 messages).

Reply rate at first message:

 
• The best attractive girl is reciprocated by the 100% of men. The moderately-attractive girl reciprocated by the 95% of males contacted. Girl C get al most the same reply rate than the most appealing girl. The medium-attractive girl is reciprocated by the 71.6% of men contacted.

• If we compared these results with male profiles, we see that the most attractive guys had a response rate of 51.7%, the moderately attractive males got a rate of 12%, and the medium attrative profiles had a reply rate of 3.48%.

 

This study do not examine the extent of mating succes for a below-medium attractiveness female profile. It would be interesting to find out the outcomes for a larger set of female profiles and including some unattractive girl. Moreover it has not carried out to determine the rate response to second messages. Obtaining these data would allow us to compare them with those available to male profiles. Thus further research would be needed for a more complete perspective.

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7 Responses to Plenty Of Fish Experiment: Study 4. Females Profiles.

  1. thegreatshebang says:

    Always interesting, for sure.

  2. chris says:

    Can you try these sort of experiments with Tinder such as what this guy did?

    http://www.tinderseduction.com/male-model-tinder-case-study/

    • sirtyrionlannister says:

      I already said in a previous comment that I would be willing to carry out a study on Tinder, but this app requires creating a bunch of accounts with all of them linked to their facebook profiles and phone numbers. That is beyond my technical possibilities. Anyway, if some reader is able to create multiple accounts on there and providing me their corresponding passwords, maybe I could perform a Tinder experiment through BlueStacks.

  3. tamerlame says:

    This is great stuff

    • thegreatshebang says:

      All the archive posts on this blog are worth reading, including and especially his replies in the comments.

  4. Whatgives says:

    This is great. Fine reading. Although I would like a comparison between countries. Maybe certain females in other countries have a higher tolerance for unattractive males, that is maybe more women give average men a chance in America compared to Spain? Spain is also fairly monoracial, this is something to consider when observing the patterns of mate seekers. The question becomes could racial features be a hinderance? A benefit? Could race perhaps even disguise or gray traditional markers of beauty/ugliness? I.e. Portly males from one race who are given more forgiveness on the dating field compared to other males. Online dating interracial dating patterns also could be measured in more diverse countries and I suspect with racial castes actually altering the perception of those higher in the caste I.e. a white 5 female suddenly becomes a 6 when in a population of black female 5s, who are in turn actually forced downward in appeal with the presence of the white due to the pressures of caste. I’m fairly certain if this analysis was performed for the US with regional considerations (the Deep South, the northwest, NYC, etc.) this blog would gain loads of twitter attention. Lol

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