Doctors using online dating sites
Reply Interesting thought but there’s more to it, I suspect. In everything, you have to take a chance, because we all have imperfect information to start off with.
Like in the Economist print example, a guy posting his income without a picture isn’t going to cut it. The key is trying to keep it short and learn as much as you can as quickly as you can.
We make comparisons in order to help us make decisions for the same reason we stereotype people: it’s a short cut for our brain when we don’t want to think too hard about something.
Look at this example from Dan Ariely’s book Predictably Irrational: option, and ZERO chose the second option.
Maybe you should quit putting your picture up if it is that important and agree to switch a picture for their W-2/tax return? If they don’t have a pic though, I’m not interested.
I wouldn’t be upset if the woman made as much or had a career path that allowed them to make a good income but if you’re just looking to be financially supported good luck! Not because I’m just interested in looks either, but a person who puts their pic up seems more invested in meeting someone.
Don’t tell me to respect you as a capable equal, and then demand that I help you financially before we’ve even exchanged five sentences in person. Thanks for telling all guys to not put their income up!
It’s harder to make a decision unless we see it in context relative to another comparable option.
The marketers at The Economist slipped in the print only option (at 5) to make the print & web subscription look more appealing (also at 5).
They don’t know if you want online print, but if you want both, the 5 for both doesn’t look so bad because you now feel like you’re getting the web part for free.
I already know I’m not going get any dates after I post this since guys will think I’m a gold digger, so I might as well tell you my genius solution since I’ve gone this far.