"Women have it easier in dating than men". We're sure that many of you have heard this or a different version of that. And that's what this Tinder experiment is all about.
We're well aware that the average woman tends to get more attention in Tinder compared to your average man. But, just how much of a difference are we really talking about?
I disguised myself as a woman for a single day to find out exactly that. And if you think that's funny, wait until you hear about the rest.
Our Tinder Experiment: Do Girls Really Get That Much More Attention?
I'd like to think of myself as an average guy. Relatively tall, fit - but not very muscular, and with a face that's as normal and average as it gets for a European.
I uploaded a few pictures, wrote a bio that talked a bit about who I am and my passions, then started swiping in a town of about 250,000 people for about 2 weeks. The results? 3 likes and a single match that ditched me shortly afterward before we could even talk - probably an accidental swipe.
Meet Georgia - the female side of me. For those of you who can't tell by the slightly deformed face, this is nothing but me with Snapchat's female filter. That's all.
A single picture with my gender bender ability was all it took for me to start swiping once again. Same place, same app - but no bio and no additional pictures. The results?
99+ likes and an endless supply of matches that were very willing to chat - overnight. In just 8-10 hours, Georgia got several times the attention that George did in 2 weeks.
And that's with nothing but an average face and no body pics. Imagine what the top 10% is getting.
As far as Tinder is concerned, women don't just get 2 or 3 times more love than guys. If we were to remove Tinder's 99+ counter, I'd say that the actual multiplier is closer to 100 or even higher than that!
Side Notes - And Another Experiment
Let us not forget that there are a lot of key factors at play. Region, the overall hot factor, female vs male users, etc. However, you can't deny that despite all that, the difference is extremely overwhelming.
So, us average guys are definitely going to struggle quite a lot to find someone who wants us for our appearance. But, what about the actual, hot ones? What about the 10%?
Someone who goes by the nickname of "Germanlifter" decided to create a fake account by using a hot guy's pictures. Unsurprisingly, his results were match closer to what I experienced with my average female account. The one thing that was surprising, however, is the fact that 9 out of 10 women didn't really care how vulgar and creepy he acted.
That's literally the worst reaction that we saw. Every single time, he would start the conversation with something creepy, and the girl wouldn't waste a second to give him her number. All because of his beautiful face.
That's rather interesting if you take into account that the average person gets a hundredth of this attention. And if you so much as sneeze, you lost your match.
Feel like this is weird? We've got more!
This is another fake profile with a guy who's posing as a model who has been convicted 3 times for child rape! Not to mention that the bio is rather vulgar, aggressive, and even female-shaming as well.
He still got tons of matches and numerous flirty responses regardless of all that.
This concludes our Tinder experiment. TL;DR: Average-looking girls can get a ton of guys. Average-looking guys will be lucky to receive 1% of that attention. Looks like your average woman goes for the top percentage while the average man goes for pretty much everything that's ok.
What surprised us the most here is the fact that if you're a very good looking man or woman, you can get away with a lot of bad stuff.
Does that mean that we, average-looking guys should give up on dating? Probably not.
First of all, we are the vast majority of the male population. That's why we're the average.
Second of all, Tinder is mainly a hookup app. Most of its userbase is naturally only interested in the looks department. And real life doesn't exactly work like that (And other lies I tell myself to sleep at night - Volume 10).
We understand that lots of things can affect a Tinder experiment like this one. But, the margin is just way too large. We're not talking about 50 vs 100 likes. We're talking about 3 vs 100 plus!
That's all for now. Feel like we forgot to mention something important? Got anything wrong? Then let us and everyone else know about it in the comments section down below!