It is important to understand users' dating preferences in order to make better recommendations on potential dates.
The message sending and replying actions of a user are strong indicators for what he/she is looking for in a potential date and reflect the user's actual dating preferences.
In addition, we observe that the geographic distance between two users and the photo count of users play an important role in their dating behaviors.
Our results show that it is important to differentiate between users' true preferences and random selection.
“[With these sites] you can skip the insecurity of, ‘Oh, they’re so busy, they don’t need friends,’” Shasta Nelson, founder of Girl Friend Circles told the .
Because, let’s face it, sometimes making new female friends is hard, sometimes harder than dating.
The reported that the majority of the (thousands) of women using these type of friendship-seeking sites are going through a period of transition in their lives -- such as a move or a divorce -- that might make creating new friendships more difficult.
So, always be on guard when talking with strangers who are a “match” — you now know most of them are not who they seem.
Online dating sites have become popular platforms for people to look for potential romantic partners.
Despite the preponderance of false information in profiles, dating sites continue to be extremely popular; 32% of all Internet users use them.
In this regard, people on dating sites are significantly more at risk of cyberattacks than other users: the ratio of those who experience threats to those who don’t is 41% to 20%, respectively.
The same thing happens with women, in that conventionally attractive (slim and young) female visitors see five times as many messages as “medium” women, and 28 times as many as women judged unattractive do.