Stephen, a year-old from Los Angeles, is aspirational in his approach to online dating: According to a new study published last week in the journal Science Advances, users of online dating sites spend most of their time trying to contact people out of their league. After a month of observing, they found most online daters tend to message people exactly 25 percent more desirable than they are. But single people are reasonable, too:
Should you date out of your league?
Most Of Us Are Trying To Date 'Out Of Our League,' New Study Suggests | HuffPost Life
Ever seen a breathtakingly beautiful woman and not said anything because she was "out of your league? If you have, slap yourself out of it. Seriously, this isn't a concept you should even think about. My mate recently joked how January is the best time of year to "bat out of your league" with women.
Most Of Us Are Trying To Date 'Out Of Our League,' New Study Suggests
In the age of app-based dating, and hashtag-able everything, relationship struggles can so often be summed up by a single, zeitgeisty buzzword: That would be negging, of course. But you should strive to be.
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