Most of my readers would be familiar with Rollo’s sexual market value graph but for those who haven’t come across it before, here it is in all its glory.
In the graph women’s SMV peaks at 23 and men’s peaks at 38. The decline for women is precipitous while more gradual for men.
Well it transpires that the mainstream media is catching up with this manosphere staple, courtesy of this article in The Atlantic – Online dating study, out of your league. (H/T Apex Predator for the link.)
In the new study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, Bruch and her colleagues analyzed thousands of messages exchanged on a “popular, free online-dating service” between more than 186,000 straight men and women. They looked only at four metro areas—New York, Boston, Chicago, and Seattle—and only at messages from January 2014.
I know, I know; it’s a study, and we all know how much I hold those in disdain. But let’s run with this one for a bit and see where the rabbit hole takes us.
Across the four cities and the thousands of users, consistent patterns around age, race, and education level emerge. White men and Asian women are consistently more desired than other users, while black women rank anomalously lower.
Feeling good so far …
But “what we are seeing is overwhelmingly the effect of white preferences,” she cautioned. “This site is predominantly white, 70 percent white. If this was a site that was 20 percent white, we may see a totally different desirability hierarchy.”
Muh racial stereotypes!!
Okay, let’s look at some of the conclusions that the researchers took from their study. Hold on to your hats, fugganaughts! It’s going to be one hell of a red pill ride.
In the study, men’s desirability peaks at age 50. But women’s desirability starts high at age 18 and falls throughout their lifespan.
Oh man, let this be true, let this so much be true. 50 is so much better than 38.
Is that not the most beautiful graph that you have ever seen? I reckon I should make posters out of that image and sell them online. If this is accurate then Rollo was on the money but slightly off target. The SMV curve is much more brutal for women than he imagined it to be, while for men we build up to a strong 50 years of age and then keep on mightily going. So glorious.
“I mean, everybody knows—and as a sociologist, it’s been shown—that older women have a harder time in the dating market. But I hadn’t expected to see their desirability drop off from the time they’re 18 to the time they’re 65,” Bruch told me.
AHAHAHAHAHAA! According to your data, 19 is over the hill, sweetheart.
Women’s prospects dim not only as they age, but as they achieve the highest level of education.
A more educated man is almost always more desirable, on average: Men with postgraduate degrees outperform men with bachelor’s degrees; men with bachelor’s degrees beat high-school graduates.
“But for women, an undergraduate degree is most desirable,” the study says. “Postgraduate education is associated with decreased desirability among women.”
I tell you what I’ll be eventually looking for in my next women; no fucking degree at all.
Men did not find more success when they sent happy messages.
Across all four cities, men tended to use less positive language when messaging more desirable women. They may have stumbled upon this strategy through trial and error because “in all four cities, men experience slightly lower reply rates when they write more positively worded messages.”
If you suck up then you shall fail.
Your online-dating experience is not as bad as this poor woman’s in New York.
“The most popular individual in our four cities, a 30-year-old woman living in New York, received 1504 messages during the period of observation,” the study says. This is “equivalent to one message every 30 min, day and night, for the entire month.” Yikes.
Photos or it didn’t happen.
This study is a nuclear atomic bomb radiation hydrogen bomb blast radius to power women, career women, university women, and women with a birthday higher than 18 everywhere. I mean, how they ever got it published is beyond me as it simply destroys the femistatists’ entire reason for existing in one fell swoop.
As a newly single 47 year old man, I love it.