Intimidating guys attractive
The most important data I needed was the percent of men that these females tended to “like”.
I collected this data by interviewing females who had “liked” a fake Tinder profile I set up.
This means that the Tinder economy has more inequality than 95.1% of all the world’s national economies.
In addition, it was determined that a man of average attractiveness would be “liked” by approximately 0.87% (1 in 115) of women on Tinder.
I have to assume that in general females find the same men attractive.
I think this is the biggest flaw in this analysis, but currently there is no other way to analyze the data.
It was determined that the bottom 80% of men (in terms of attractiveness) are competing for the bottom 22% of women and the top 78% of women are competing for the top 20% of men.
The Gini coefficient for the Tinder economy based on “like” percentages was calculated to be 0.58.
Female Tinder usage data was collected and statistically analyzed to determine the inequality in the Tinder economy.
This self reporting bias will definitely introduce error into the analysis, but there is evidence to suggest the data I collected have some validity.