Aspirational pursuit of mates in online dating markets

  title={Aspirational pursuit of mates in online dating markets},
  author={Elizabeth E. Bruch and Mark E. J. Newman},
  journal={Science Advances},
We present an empirical analysis of heterosexual dating markets in four U.S. cities using data from a popular online dating service. Romantic courtship is often described as taking place in a dating market where men and women compete for mates, but the detailed structure and dynamics of dating markets have historically been difficult to quantify for lack of suitable data. In recent years, however, the advent and vigorous growth of the online dating industry has provided a rich new source of… 

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