Millward found out that the pretty-girl-gets-attention thing is not brain surgery, but online it's just like in real life - but that kind of attention is, like, on steroids.
However, after digging into it deeper he backed away from the statement that "women have it easier" when it comes to online dating.
Keep in mind that Millward's experiment is hetero-focused, and "attractiveness" can be pretty subjective. The judges were not too far off in guessing the attraction habits in the Ok Cupid pool used for the wider United States - though I do wonder who the real people are and how they'd feel if they found out about the results...
In the first 24 hours of the profiles being online: This might not surprise anyone, but seeing just how wide the gulf is between the sexes in a quick and dirty fake profile experiment is pretty eye-opening.
It also gives weight to gender stereotypes many people might find uncomfortable, such as relying on tropes of male agression and female passivity (receptivity) in social sexual situations.
Reality) just posted the results of his newest project: Ok Cupid on Trial: A 4-month Online Dating Experiment Using 10 Fictional Singletons. In online dating, especially in discussions about popular dating site Ok Cupid, it's a widely held belief that attractive young straight women have it easy.Millward decided to put this to the test by making ten fake profiles to see what kind of results he'd get based purely on superficiality.Men face extreme competition in online dating The difference in message volume holds up the truism that men encounter extreme competition in the online dating arena.It's food for thought that while I know men who they got the kind of attention that "hot chicks" get on Ok Cupid, I know just as many more "hot chicks" on the site that find the attention unhelpful in finding someone they'd actually date.
We can fill the void a tiny bit with Millward's new, controversial Ok Cupid experiment.
Jon Millward (known to many for his Analysis of 5000 Call Girl Reviews and Life of a Call Girl: Fantasy vs.