On Ok Cupid however, women and men exhibit similar behavior when it comes to liking, browsing and having conversations.
The playing field is also pretty even: there are 1.5 men for every woman on the site.
Not only does Match have the highest paid user base of any other dating site, but the gender ratio is also in your favor (51% women to 49% men).
In general, more men than women use online dating—some 13% of men compared to 9% of women in the United States, according a Pew Research Centre study in 2013.
Most women — regardless of sexual orientation — do not send the first message, with straight woman 3.5x less likely to compared to straight men.
According to author Jon Birger, you’re not imagining things.
Meanwhile, a 2015 study of the 91 million people who use location-based digital matchmaking apps, such as Tinder and Hinge, found that 62% of users are men.
Andrew Colman, professor of psychology at the University of Leicester, told Quartz that this dynamic fits with conventional gender roles, explaining: Even in these relatively progressive times it still seems to be an unspoken convention that it’s up to men to ask for a date and women to agree or refuse.