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Some Dating Website Statistics

I've had a profile on a certain free Dating site for a little over a year now. I've always regarded it as something of a social experiment. I began using the advanced "Match Search" feature to look for users with notable keywords in their profiles, who might share similar interests. I quickly became fascinated by the ways in which searches can be filtered, and spent an evening and part of the following afternoon doing targeted searches, recording the results, and crunching numbers into viable statistics, which I will share with you here; think of it as a sort of science fair project for a guy with a lot of time on his hands. As reading material goes, it's a little dry, but it's an interesting look at the breakdown of this site's user base, at least in my city.

I wanted a broad sample of users in my area, so I based my search within 25 miles of my zip code in Tucson, Arizona. For variety's sake, I searched for users age 18-40, who are single. For this first search I didn't care if they had photos or not, but I wanted active users who had been online within the last week. First and foremost, I was curious to know the actual breakdown of how many men there were versus women on this site.

Within these parameters, there were 342 women, and 854 men. So of a total of 1, 196 users, about 28.6% are women and 71.4% are men. That's about 2.5 men for every woman. But here's the thing: photos do matter to most people. So I refined my search to include only users with photos and came up with 300 women and 747 men. From my new total of 1047 users, 28.65% were women, and 71.35% were men. Again, that's about 2.5 men for every woman.

The above figures include all sexual orientations. I altered my search in an attempt to determine the figures for gay and bi users of both sexes. Of the 300 total women, 33 identified themselves as gay (11%) and 31 identified themselves as bi (10.3%). Overlapping these statistics suggests that 21.3% of female users are non-heterosexual, or not completely heterosexual. Of 747 men, 50 identified themselves as gay (about 6.7%), and 14 listed themselves as bi (about 2.27%). Together this accounts for 8.56% of male users.

I turned off the sexual orientation filter and returned to my original control group of users 18-40, who live within 25 miles, are single, have a photo, and have been online in the last week. I wanted to determine how many people of both sexes smoke. 25 women answered "yes" to smoking, or about 8.3%. 204 answered no (68%), 11 were trying to quit (3.6%), and 10 smoke while drinking (3.3%) This doesn't quite add up to 300, so I can only assume some chose not to answer. For men, 49 said yes (6.5%), 474 said no (63.4%), 35 were trying to quit (4.68%) and 40 smoke while drinking (5.35%). Again, this does not account for the total number of users.

I did a similar search for drug use, but polarized it into more of a "yes or no" deal. 14 women answered that they "sometimes" or "often" did drugs (I checked both boxes), or about 4.6%, and 250 answered "never" (83%). Of men, 64 answered "often" or "sometimes" (8.56%), and 589 answered "never, " or about 78.8%.

The subject of children is divisive and kind of a big deal in relationships, so I did a search to determine how many single parents were out there. Out of my group of 300 women, 54 had children, which is 18%. 166 answered that they do not have children, or 55.3%. We can assume the remaining 27% chose not to answer. Of 747 men, 62 had children (8.29%) and 415 did not (55.5%).

I was interested in the breakdown of religion among these users. Out of 300 women I found 45 Agnostics (15%), 22 Atheists (7.3%), 5 Buddhists (1.66%), 29 Catholics (9.66%), 62 Christians (20.66%), 0 Hindu (0%), 7 Jewish (2.3%), 2 Muslims (.066%), and 42 who answered "other" (14%).

Among men I found 104 Agnostics (13.9%), 85 Atheists (11.37%), 15 Buddhists (2%), 62 Catholics (8.29%), 121 Christians (16.19%), 6 Hindu (0.80%), 19 Jewish (2.54%), 2 Muslims (0.26%), and 100 "Other" (13.38%).

As for education, 8 women listed "High School" (2.6%), 23 "2 Year College" (7.6%), 147 "College/University" (49%) 10 "Masters Program" (3.3%), 3 "Law School" (1%), 4 "Medical School" (1.3%), and 11 "Ph.D Program" (3.6%).

For men there were 33 "High School" (4.4%) 58 "2 Year College" (7.76%), 369 "College/University" (49.39%), 54 "Masters Program" (7.2%), 7 "Law School" (0.937%), 4 "Medical School" (0.53%), and 28 "Ph.D Program" (3.74%).

The fact that you can search for people by income represents, in my opinion, something wrong with our society: In the eyes of some, it doesn't matter who you are, it matters what you are, what you have, and what you can provide for them. Not that I let this impede my research. I did this search the day after the previous ones, and found that there were 12 more men's profiles, and 3 more women's, bringing my new totals to 759 and 303, respectively. I used these new totals as my baselines when calculating percentages from here on.

Among men, there were 89 earning less than $20, 000/yr (11%), 65 earning $20, 000-$30, 000 (8.56%), 59 earning $30, 000-$40, 000 (7.7%), 32 earning $40, 000 - $50, 000 (4.2%), 17 earning $50, 000 - $60, 000 (2.2%), and 8 earning $60, 000 - $70, 000 (1.05%). Tired of the tedium, I skipped ahead to $100, 000 - $150, 000, and found 2 guys (0.26%), 0 earning $250, 000 to $500, 000, 1 earning $500, 000 to $1, 000, 000 (0.13%) and a highly suspect 10 guys claiming to earn more than $1, 000, 000 per year (1.3%).

Among women, 31 answered that they earn less than $20, 000 (10.2%), 29 earn $20, 000 - $30, 000 (9.57%), 14 earn $30, 000 - $40, 000 (4.62%), 5 earn $40, 000 - $50, 000 (1.65%), 0 earn $50, 000 - $60, 000, 1 earns $60, 000 - $70, 000 (0.33%), 1 earns $100, 000 - $150, 000 (0.33%), 0 earn $250, 000 - $500, 000 and $500, 000 - $1, 000, 000, and 3 supposedly earn more than $1, 000, 000 (0.99%).

Purely in the interest of science, I decided to break down my control groups by ethnicity and found the following results, which I will display as a list:

Women: 10 Asian women (3.3%). 17 Black women (5.6%). 47 Hispanic/Latin women (15.5%). 0 Indian women (0%). 0 middle Eastern women (0%). 4 Native American women (1.3%). 4 Pacific Islander women (1.3%). 213 White women (70.29%). And 12 women who listed themselves as "Human/Other" (3.96%).

Men: 28 Asian men (3.69%). 23 Black men (3%). 109 Hispanic/Latin men (14.3%). 5 Indian men (0.658%). 5 Middle Eastern men (0.658%). 20 Native American men (2.63%). 5 Pacific Islander men (0.658%). 529 White men (69.69%). And 27 men who answered "Human/Other" (4.7%).

Some other interesting miscellaneous stats I found: 19 women listed "Video Games" as an interest, which is 6.27%. 114 men listed video games, which is about 15% (I was careful to omit those who showed up in the search because they said something negative about video games). I did a keyword search for "Final Fantasy." This yielded 0 women and 5 men (0.658%). 6 women expressed an affinity for Star Wars (1.98%), as opposed to 53 men (6.98%). 8 women stated that they enjoy anime (2.64%), versus 34 men (4.47%). 2 women said they like guns in their profiles (I omitted all the Guns n' Roses, and other irrelevant references) which works out to 0.66%. 6 men liked guns, about 0.79%. A search for "yoga" revealed 13 women (4.29%), and 17 men (2.2%). There were 14 females who stated that they were vegetarians (4.6%), and 11 male vegetarians (1.4%). There were 14 women open to or seeking "Casual Sex" (4.62%), as opposed to 101 men (13.3%).

So there you have it, a sort of census of Dating profiles for your consideration. Can this site be seen as a microcosm of our society? Probably not, as males are far better represented here than females. And, while I tried to keep my analysis and math as accurate as possible, my figures may very well have been skewed by such factors as people adding, deleting or changing profiles while I searched, people declining to answer certain questions, and people outright lying. Bear in mind that I had no sexist, classist, or racist agenda for doing this, nor am I an OCD case; I was merely methodical and inspired by curiosity. It would have been interesting to fool around with different combinations of filters or search different geographic areas, but alas, that's another project for another day.

By Evil Server - I'm a graduate of the U of A Creative Writing program. I hope to get published and expand my portfolio.  

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