People who were considered more attractive got more contact requests, and made fewer requests of their own.
This shows they were thinking strategically: they knew they would get more options, and they responded by being more choosey.” Herrenbrueck also discovered that only 22 per cent of meetings became “matches” where contact information was exchanged.
“If everybody just said “yes” to everyone they were kind of okay with, then there would be a 35 per cent match rate,” he says.
“But, because some people can afford to wait for someone awesome, the match rate drops to just 22 per cent.” So, is there hope for singles as Valentine’s day approaches?
Still, he says, “some people are judged to be more attractive than others—and it looks like they know it.