Dating sites for affairs
One dating app, The Inner Circle, has banned women in London from joining for one month, to try and even out its gender ratio.
Roughly 60% of the app’s 18,000 UK members are female, and further women will be blocked from joining until Oct 2.
Ashley Madison’s hack gave insight to a world where millions of men swapped messages with female-impersonator bots.
For 50-plus types unwilling to walk — possibly rewalk — the path that leads to romance, rings and relocation, the prospect of a "friend with benefits" is looking less and less like a millennial indulgence.
In general, more men than women use online dating—some 13% of men compared to 9% of women in the United States, according a Pew Research Centre study in 2013.
Men also use their dating accounts more, according to a 2010 study of online dating published in American Economic Review (pdf): Men view three times more profiles than women, and send three times as many first-contact emails.
There’s a built-in asymmetry which, to my intuition as a psychology, would explain why you get more men than women joining the sites.
But though men dominate online dating overall, a profile of specific dating sites gives a more nuanced picture.
Quartz asked the dating sites below for their most recent gender ratios, but only Match and e Harmony replied.