An economist could look instead at people who are already married and try to determine their preferences that way, but this doesn’t work very well either. Suppose I have evidence that women with breasts that are smaller than average are more often married to men who are below average height.Does this information tell us that small-breasted women prefer shorter men? One possible alternative is that all women prefer taller men and that taller men prefer large-breasted women.Statistics suggest that about 1 in 5 relationships begin online nowadays.It’s estimated that by 2040, 70% of us will have met our significant other online.
One earns ,000 a year and is more attractive than 9 out of 10 people on the market.Most people meet their significant others through their social circles or work/school functions. In the search for a potential date, more and more people are switching to less traditional methods. With the rise and rise of apps like Tinder (and the various copycat models) who could blame them.If you want to think about dating as a numbers game (and apparently many people do), you could probably swipe left/right between 10 – 100 times in the span of time that it would take you to interact with one potential date in ‘real-life’.This says that despite the impression that on the marriage market women really care about income, the evidence suggest that they also care about looks. I know what you are thinking: that there is more to finding a partner than looks and income.True, true, but dating websites don’t let you filter your searches by the way he tilts his head when he laughs or her affection for slap-stick humor. The other earns X dollars per year and is less attractive than 9 out of 10 people on the market.