After his first results, he expanded the project and moved it to England just to see what kind of differences would emerge between the two English-speaking Western countries over time.He found more of the same: The two most attractive women received 83% of all messages and probably would have gotten more if their inboxes hadn’t maxed out.They're in West Africa, Eastern Europe and it's very difficult for British law enforcement to take action against them in those jurisdictions,” Steve Profitt, Deputy Head of Action Fraud explains.And a lot of the time, you’re not just talking to one person behind each profile - you could be exchanging messages with a circle of fraudsters acting together, according to KIS Finance.And, it sadly appears here that girls with glasses still get the fuzzy end of the lollipop in mainstream dating.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.However, after digging into it deeper he backed away from the statement that "women have it easier" when it comes to online dating.Instead Millward concluded that while women may have wider selection capabilities, a number of girls are faced with a signal to noise ratio that can render the selection process into a null. Those of us who have come to expect the moon from Jon Millward's experiments won't be disappointed with the Ok Cupid experiment.
Around 7.8 million UK adults used online dating sites in 2016, up from just 100,000 in 2000.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.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.But just as dating app users are at an all-time high, so is the number of people becoming victims of online dating fraud.
A new report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has found that last year, singles were conned out of £39 million by fraudsters they’d met on dating sites and apps.
Way back before Ok Cupid was bought by they would do fantastic, fascinating and fun Ok Cupid Labs posts where they'd analyze their internal data and do really cool - and often helpful, controversial - writeups about the results.