That’s information that many dating sites might like to explore in more detail when designing the questions they ask and the algorithms that link one person to another.
And with the online dating business generating over $1 billion in revenue per year and becoming a large part of single people’s lives, there will surely be great interest in improving the way the services work.
Each person’s profile contained information about their gender, age, location, body type, occupation, marriage and children status and so on.
It also listed the dates of all the messages they sent during an eight week period in 2011, as well as the receiver of the message and whether they responded.
In general, men send far more messages but get fewer replies than women.