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Being more educated and earning more increase romantic interest: Data from 1.8 M online daters from 24 nation

Title: Being more educated and earning more increase romantic interest: Data from 1.8 M online daters from 24 nation

Authors: Peter K. Jonason and Andrew G. Thomas

Description: In the largest, most cross-culturally diverse study on mate choice to date, this study examined patterns in how much interest (i.e., number of winks, emails, and likes) people received on online dating services around the world. Being more educated and earning more money predicted more interest in both sexes but the effect was about 2.5 times greater in men than in women. Regardless of income or education, women received more interest than men did--a woman with only a high school degree received more interest than a man with a Ph.D. Cross-cultural patterns were less sensitive to gender equality than the operational sex ratio (i.e., the number of men and women of dating ages in a country) and gross national income.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12110-022-09422-2?fbclid=IwAR...