The key, Bruch said, is that “persistence pays off.”“Reply rates [to the average message] are between zero percent and 10 percent,” she told me.Her advice: People should note those extremely low reply rates and send out more greetings.
But “women reply very selectively to the messages they receive from men—their average reply rate is less than 20 percent—so women’s replies …
can give us significant insight about who they are interested in.”The team combined all that data by using the Page Rank algorithm, the same software that helps inform Google’s search results.
But women’s desirability starts high at age 18 and falls throughout their lifespan.“I mean, everybody knows—and as a sociologist, it’s been shown—that older women have a harder time in the dating market.
But I hadn’t expected to see their desirability drop off from the time they’re 18 to the time they’re 65,” Bruch told me.“But I was also surprised to see how flat men’s desirability was over the age distribution,” she said. Especially in New York.”- New York is a men’s market, at least according to this particular study.
You’re at a party and you see someone cute across the room.