You can hassle me anonymously at [email protected] see a steady stream of bodega cat pictures at @dangerscarf. Data is from the 2012 American Community Survey, Table B12002, Sex By Marital Status By Age For The Population 15 Years And Over.
They're 3-year estimates because I figured, hey, sounds like a good balance between the 1-year and 5-year estimates. We're using Metropolitan Statistical Areas, which are generally a big city and its immediate surroundings.
Not exactly Nobel-quality findings here, but it's definitely interesting to see the exact levels of response.
But for folks in the dating game, how is this information actually usable?
Men cursed, women swooned, and each and every unattached member of society packed up for the nearest City of Love. Well, a lie is pretty bad when Life and Love are on the line.
sent us based on analytics from their dating website Are You Interested.
Well, let's find out how many messages the average man will have to send to a woman his own age in order to guarantee various levels of response, and vice versa.
We can't guarantee a response, per se, but we can say how confident we are that these average bachelors and bachelorettes will receive at least one response given the number of messages they send.
Here are the two plots for men responding to messages from women (blue) and women responding to messages from men (red).
So, we can see that women are much more selective than men when it comes to responding to messages.
It shows the likelihood that a someone on responds to a message from a member of the opposite sex given their age difference.