It's feasible — and much more likely — that there is some self-preference occurring, as University of Kansas professor Jeffrey A. Hall
told MarketWatch in 2013. The researchers reached their end by creating upwards of 10,000 randomly generated societies. Then they simulated the connections made via online dating
in each society. A new paper shows partners who meet online are more likely to be suitable than people who meet in person. That said, don't lose hope--there's no reason you will not be in that tiny percentage of folks who do exchange numbers and possibly join up for some hotTinder sex. Anyway, back to the main point. Spending hours swiping mechanically via profiles and getting excited in the event you get a match, then messaging her only to be left out, is not your fault. Sadly, 49 percent of messages on dating apps are single, unanswered messages, and of the 51 % that did shoot a few messages back and forth, only 19 % exchanged phone numbers. When you focus on it, those are some pretty sad statistics. The report, led by Taha Yasseri and Jennie Zhang from the Oxford Internet Institute, found out that the majority of our dating app swipes are overlooked, and most people of our carefully-crafted messages go unanswered.