What are the odds?  

blkm6ft4in 49M
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9/9/2005 2:53 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

What are the odds?

In the NY area on this site there are 410,418 men looking to meet 34,971 women. That is a ratio of about 11 men for every one woman.

Take the 34,971 and reduce it down to a third for the women who have pictures on their ads. This results in a number of about 11,657 women looking for men. That changes the odds to about 35 men for every one woman. And I am being generous in assuming that a third of the women's ads have pictures. The number is probably less than 25%.

Take the 11,657 and reduce that by an additional two thirds and that leaves roughly 3,886 women who are between 25 and 40 with slim, athletic or average builds being pursued by over 410,000 men. That is about 100 men for every one woman. And that is not accounting for the healthy dose of fake women's ads out there. Kind of scary huh?

So is it any wonder that there are some women out there getting over 100 e-mails a day. Is it a surprise that many quality guys are getting overlooked simply because the women can't keep up with all of the replies? The odds don't lie.

What amazes me is the amount of women out there who are surprised at the volume of e-mail they are getting. Personally is I were a woman, I would not post a picture on my ad and would barely say anything in my text. I'd search for guys that I was interested in and then send them an e-mail that included a picture. If the site doesn't allow for e-mailing a picture, I'd promise to send them one. Most guys will open the e-mail simply because they are grateful to even be getting an e-mail.

While I don't endorse the idea of using form letters, I can understand why some guys use them. They simply have no idea if they are ever going to hear back from the women they write so why put a lot of effort into something that statistically speaking has a good chance of being a waste of time. I know a number of women who simply delete all of their incoming mail on days they don't feel like dealing with it. I don't fault women for doing this, but obviously something needs to change in how the whole thing works.

Oddly enough I still enjoy meeting people this way because it has worked well for me in the past. I guess we all win the lotto at some point or another.

rm_kismet43 59F

9/25/2005 7:09 am

WOW, I read everything you had posted. You have a amazing way with words, which I find extremly sexy. Are you a writer by profession?? I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading your contributions, and have gained much insights from your topics. Thankyou once again, and thankgod there are intelligent men out there that can think as well as be sexual..

blkm6ft4in 49M

9/25/2005 8:27 am

Thank you for the kind words. Nope, I'm not a writer, just someone with a lot of opinions.

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