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Men on the site tend to message women closer to their own age; very few men over 30 actually reach out to 20-year-old women.And while it’s true that being older and single means you face a “thin” romantic market, both on the Web and off, the sheer scale of online dating mitigates this.Additionally, dating sites have taken steps to respond to concerns.Match.com, for example, now checks its users against the National Sex Offender Registry and deletes the profiles of anyone found on the list.“Online services enable a downright Seinfeld-ian level of superficial nitpickiness,” one Fortune article lamented.They’ve “given rise to a pick-and-choose shopping behavior that prioritizes looks more than ever before.” In reality, how someone looks in a couple of pictures is no indicator of whether you’ll be attracted to them.
In any human interaction, there will always be some amount of posturing.But online dating isn’t especially vulnerable to our collective weakness for self-flattering fibs. In 2010, Boston’s “Craigslist killer” was charged with murdering a woman he had met online (he later committed suicide in jail).In 2013, Mary Kay Beckman sued for million after a man she met on the site came to her Las Vegas home with a knife and an intent to kill.Some commentators credit it with helping singles feel more secure and confident, while others blame it for “ruining romance,” “killing commitment” and contributing to the rise of the hook-up culture. While women generally prefer men around their own age, men are most attracted to 20-year-olds, period.