Here’s our take, borrowing from Oyer’s insights: When the ratio of buyers to sellers is a constant, research shows (pdf) that the probability of successful matches between the two is significantly higher when there are more of both.In the job market, employers and employees are more likely to be successfully matched if there’s a wider pool.In fact, when mathematician Chris Mc Kinlay used data mining and analysis to narrow online dating prospects down, he had trouble finding “the one” until he made rules for himself—no drinking, no concerts or movies (being distracted from his date didn’t make for a good time), and no letting the meeting trail on after conversation had gone stale.
Hard times mean less teenage sex We tend to have the perception that teenagers are more sexually active than they were in the past but, according to research, that's really not true.In fact, teen promiscuity rates have fallen and there is an economic story behind it."When I look at the evidence data that we collect, often what I find is that a lot of our preconceptions about the decisions people make in terms of sex and love are not wholly accurate," says Adshade."People often behave in ways that we don't anticipate." Dirty Money has no interest in discussing right or wrong behaviour; Adshade focuses solely on how people actually behave as opposed to how they should behave.) but once you feel like you know what’s out there, try to be realistic.
And when you’ve got a good thing going, don’t let it go on the off chance something better will come along.To benefit from your skills, it takes more than just having them. When you’re applying for a job, you attempt to signal your worth to a company with education and previous work credentials, as well as by showing them your best stuff in an interview.So when you have your first face-to-face with an online prospect, pull out all the stops and make a great first impression. If you think so, you’ve been out of the dating game long enough to forget how easy it is to make a terrible first impression.It’s the same with dating: For a better shot at what you’re looking for, you have to enter as large of a pool as possible.Of course, in most cases you won’t be lucky enough to get a 1:1 ratio of people interested in dating each other, but you can always move to a city or neighborhood that’s skewed in your favor.Adshade proves, through a number of global studies, that our decisions in matters of sexual relationships are made with a firm grasp of economics, whether we realise it or not.