Is she looking for an online fling or love?
from the University of Texas.
Single women were asked to record profile videos for some dating site and also answered questions about their relationship goals. You are not gonna believe the outcome:
"The more a woman spoke about herself in her video—her personality, or what she likes to do for fun—the more focused she was on a fling. Meanwhile, a woman looking for long-term romance was more likely to describe the traits of her perfect match."
Apparently, women who are looking for love and commitment are very selective about the qualities of the potential mate so for this reason, they tend to indicate what they are looking for in a man on their profile in terms of personality, career, looks… On the other hand, the main focus of the women looking for some harmless fun online was themselves – they are advertising themselves. Makes sense – If I am just looking for a quick fling, I guess personality doesn’t matter right?
Your perfect partner could be online right now...
What are you looking for?
Anyhow, I am looking at James' recent article: Are such online dating mistakes failing you? and in a way this research seems to contradict it. When we talk about what we want in a guy too much, we are picky. Talking about ourselves in his article is supposed to be a good thing.
What do you think of this research in comparison to James' article? What has worked for you?
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