Despite the wealth of digital tools that allow people to search for potential partners, and even as one-in-ten Americans are now using one of the many online dating platforms, the vast majority of relationships still begin offline.
Even among Americans who have been with their spouse or partner for five years or less, fully 88% say that they met their partner offline–without the help of a dating site.
Let me just start off by saying this post isn’t going to be filled with earth shattering paradigm shifting ideas. What this blog IS going to be is stating the obvious, BUT it’s going to be stating the obvious and backing it up with statistical data. I mean I know this isn’t anything we don’t already know, but I wanted to figure out exactly how true this actually is. Thankfully I haven’t had a date in weeks, so I didn’t have to cancel any dates.
So here it is, I hope you’re sitting down: I know right. I actually kind of had an aha moment when I was talking to one of my female friends and she was telling me about her date last week and she said it went fine “but he was kind of short”. – Age 26 to 32 – Height 5’1 to 5’9 – 30 miles radius of 92103 – For each age and height I took 10 data samples. 10 women who are 5’1 and 26 years old, 10 women who are 5’1 and 27 years old…etc.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
And my goal is to not change or shame women for having height their preferences. So what I did was I canceled all my dates that I had for 3 days in a row so that I could sit at home and go through 600 plus different profiles data mining for height preferences information.Basically what percentage of women I would date, would want to date me.-What is the breakdown, based on women’s height that said they would date me?Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.Because it’s not fair to calculate the preferences for a woman that 5’8 with a man that is only 5’5. Don’t worry, the numbers still suck for a guy 5’5 anyway you slice it. -Do women want a guy that is 3-4 inches taller than them, OR do all women regardless of their height want a guy that is “tall” (5’11)?For example if a woman is 5’2 would she date a guy that is 5’6 and above because he is 4 inches taller than her?One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.So it starts at a difference of 6.5 inches with women who are 5’1 wanting to date guys that are 5’7 and half or taller, but women who are 5’9, only prefer a minimum height 2 inches taller than them, at 5’11. But, basically if you are man that is 5’5 and under, you should take your .99 dollars a month and light it on fire.Because you are more likely to attract a women when you are lighting money on fire than the bleak percentages of women that want to date you.