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A team led by Elizabeth Bruch, a sociologist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, tapped into this torrent of dating data.
Because of a nondisclosure agreement, the researchers can't reveal the exact source of their subjects, describing it only as an "established, marriage-oriented, subscription-based dating site" from which they randomly selected 1855 people, all based in New York City.
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“[Men faced in this real life scenario] distanced themselves more from her, tended to rate her as less attractive, and showed less desire to exchange contact information or plan a date with her”.
While the authors behind the study caution that more experimentation may be needed to confirm the conclusion, they do believe that “feelings of diminished masculinity accounted for men’s decreased attraction toward women who outperformed them.” Who knew masculinity could be so fragile?
The study, carried out by researchers the University of Buffalo, California Lutheran University and University of Texas, Austin, posits that men’s attraction to certain traits in women can be directly affected by how realistic a romantic prospect their potential lover is.When you’re online dating, why do you swipe left on one person and swipe right on another?Are you carefully weighing every factor that makes someone a good romantic match?It wasn’t surprising that the avuncular seventy-one-year-old founder of e Harmony.com, one of the nation’s most popular online dating services, had matchmaking on his mind.The odd thing was that he was eager to hook Also See: From Atlantic Unbound: Interviews: "Logging On for Love" (February 7, 2006) Lori Gottlieb talks about love and the new research that's being produced by Internet matchmaking services.