Recently, I came across a Tinder social experiment highlighted on Elite Daily.
Simple Pickup, hosted this social experiment to test the theory that:
- The # 1 fear for women dating online is that they’re going to meet a serial killer
- The #1 fear for men is that the women they meet are going to be fat
Regardless of if the social experiment proved men’s fear of their dates turning out to be fat, I think it speaks to the harsh reality that we never really know who we’re talking to online until we meet them. There is so much pressure to look attractive in order to get more matches, a lot of people either alter their photos or use old photos that do not necessarily capture how they look today.
It’s important to be transparent and honest with your potential matches about who you are and what you look like. Individual preferences for attraction differ based on the individual. I think what ultimately annoyed all the people engaged through this social experiment, is the fact that the person they were supposed to meet lied about what they look like.
But would they have been so annoyed if the person had lied in other ways but was still what society has dictated as “attractive”?
Click below for the female Tinder social experiment:
Still interested? Check out the female reaction to the male tinder social experiment.