Only 7 per cent of men and 21 per cent of women sent a message after matching with a profile Women took their time over writing a message.Almost two thirds of messages sent by men were sent within five minutes of the match taking place, while only 18 per cent of those sent by women were this fast.'By focusing on first impressions, Tinder constitutes a cut-down version of online dating, without any of the features that make it possible to understand the deeper characteristics of potential mates,' the authors said.For all the talk about “The End of Men” and how gender roles have been obliterated and women can write to men first, blahblahblah, here’s what ACTUALLY happened after four months: • The women as a group received over 20 times more messages than the men.• The two most attractive women received 83% of all messages.But it does, at a glance, sum up what Girls Around Me is all about: a radar overlaid on top of a Google Map, out of which throbs numerous holographic women posing like pole dancers in a perpetual state of undress. She works at a coffee shop, and I’m pretty sure she doesn’t moonlight picking up tricks.” “How does it know where these girls are? Is it plucking data from your address book or something? Girls Around Me then shows you a map where all the girls in your area trackable by Foursquare area.
In the physical world, maybe that means a subtle wink.
It was the flush end of a pleasurably hot day — 85 degrees in March — and we were all sipping bitter cocktails out in my friend’s backyard, which was both his smoking room, beer garden, viticetum, opossum parlor and barbecue pit.
I was enjoying the warm dusk with a group of six of my best friends, all of whom seemed interested, except for my girlfriend… become obsessed with Girls Around Me, an app that perfectly distills many of the most worrying issues related to social networking, privacy and the rise of the smartphone into a perfect case study that anyone can understand. It is as innocent as it is insidious; it is just as likely to be reacted to with laughter as it is with tears; it is as much of a novelty as it has the potential to be used a tool for rapists and stalkers.. These are all girls with publicly visible Facebook profiles who have checked into these locations recently using Foursquare.
Researhcers set up 14 fake Tinder profiles in London, half were female and half male.
They automatically liked everyone within a 100 mile (160km) radius, and noted how many they matched with, and then how many sent messages.