In order to put this dating-app inequality in context, Goldgeier—One of the most common measure of income inequality is the Gini coefficient.
What I learned from carrying out an interview of a female and the interview of a male trying to dig into this intriguing subject was that using the Internet for dating is equally painful for men and for women, but for very different reasons.Isn’t it just better to hang out in the produce aisle and ask women how to tell if a cantaloupe is ripe?At least then you’re pretty much guaranteed to get some kind of response, right? A full third of guys who try online dating sites and apps never go on a single date, and that’s despite spending 5.2 hours a week looking at profiles, then another 6.7 hours sending out messages.The top 1% of guys get more than 16% of all likes on the app, compared to just over 11% for the top 1% of women.(Unlike swipe-based Tinder, Hinge is based on a system of “liking” some particular aspect of a person’s profile.)The reason for this gender disparity is probably not that women are more appearance-focused than men.