Yes, you read that right: the less responsive guys were (i.e.the bigger of an asshat they were), the more attractive women found them.
They kept on going back and forth, with Sarah editing Ashley — “No, say it this way” — and then Ashley re-editing the edit.
Eagle-eyed professional that I am, I thought, gee, could this possibly be about a boy? “Because he’s being a douche-bag,” Ashley said, rolling her eyes.
Men truly are visual creatures, and they're drawn to a woman's polished appearance and femininity.
The primary visual factors that get a man’s attention are your eyes, what you’re wearing, how your hair looks, your perfume and, depending on his taste, your body shape.
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.
Last night, I was at a business networking mixer here in Los Angeles.
As the event winded down, I was talking to these two lovely young ladies — let’s call them Ashley and Sarah — who seemed really preoccupied about a message Ashley was composing on her Blackberry.
After the interaction, the participants were asked to rate how masculine or feminine they perceived their partner to be, followed by how sexually attracted to them they were. Men rated their responsive female partners as more feminine and therefore more attractive.
Women, however, did not find their responsive partners particularly masculine or feminine – and worse yet, being responsive was marginally but negatively associated with how attractive they found their male partner.
He said he cared for her but his career came first. First: “It sucks to be single — this way at least I’ve got around.” Hmmmm. Somehow Ashley’s thinking that mediocre treatment from a guy is better than no treatment at all. Because it leads you straight down what I call the ladder of compromise.