A reddit user named OKCThrowaway22221 decided to prove just how easy women have when it comes to online dating after talking with a friend about her experiences with romance in the digital age.
We guess he figured that most of the time it's the men chasing and messaging women on dating sites, so women don't have to do any of the work to start a conversation.
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.
One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.
About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.
That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.
One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.
If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for on an online dating site, you aren’t alone.
They just sit there and wait for the right guy to talk to them. Because before he even finished writing his profile (we're talking before he even had his picture up), he got a message from someone.
So he created a profile for a female version of himself, used a picture of his friend who calls herself "pretty average looking," and dove into online dating from a female perspective. So he replied innocently to the man who emailed him and then went to sign off and check back in 24 hours. But it wasn't the flooding of messages that drove him to delete his profile after only a couple of hours. As most women who have dealt with online dating know, a lot of men who contact you are gross.