With such heightened message volume to the most attractive (albeit fake) female dating profiles, Millward found himself in the unique position of being able to read all those messages - and see all the different ways that men competed for the attention and response of a single female when given only one chance to do so.
While I'd just as much like to know how women messaged the "attractive" men, seeing what happened in the most extreme area of competition is just as interesting.
And when all you have to do is pay attention to rise above the fray, it doesn't seem so hard to compete with the masses after all.
The fact that some men are desperate for female companionship is not exactly groundbreaking. But rather than set up a profile for himself, Fee wanted to explore the digital dating world from the other side of the gender gap."[My friend] was constantly telling me about all the bizarre and pathetic lines guys try to use on her via instant message," Fee writes.
Those blog posts no longer happen, and I think a lot of us miss them.
And, it sadly appears here that girls with glasses still get the fuzzy end of the lollipop in mainstream dating.
Men face extreme competition in online dating The difference in message volume holds up the truism that men encounter extreme competition in the online dating arena.
After reading several hundred [messages] in the women’s inboxes, most men compliment the attractive women a lot, they make reference to something in the woman’s profile (you would not believe how many times men mentioned the party tricks and ‘Arrow’ the cheetah from the generic profile I wrote), or they ask a general question about travel or something equally boring.
Based on reading hundreds of eager messages, Millward concluded that a successful message should: The above suggestions may seem like basic advice, but a few of his conclusions are much trickier to execute than you'd think and show that few men (in the UK at least) show that they've read a girl's profile.