Maybe you should quit putting your picture up if it is that important and agree to switch a picture for their W-2/tax return? If they don’t have a pic though, I’m not interested.

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Girls will trade out looks for money at a certain point whereas guys never will.

If we’re playing tit for tat, guys leaving the income field blank is the same (in terms of importance of information) as girls not having a picture up, right?

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She has worked in the asset management industry for 13 years and has factual data to back up her claim. I never used match but on another site you can see if the guy lives alone, has roommates, owns a car or a bike, and keep narrowing your income bracket, unless he just racked up debt for the past 10 years. I got a text message lecture later about how I should have paid because it “makes her feel like a lady.” Give me a break, every time a woman manipulates a guy (particularly one she barely knows) into buying her something in exchange for her time/affection, it sets women’s equality back just a little further.

Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. Don’t tell me to respect you as a capable equal, and then demand that I help you financially before we’ve even exchanged five sentences in person. Thanks for telling all guys to not put their income up!

Reply Interesting thought but there’s more to it, I suspect. In everything, you have to take a chance, because we all have imperfect information to start off with.

Like in the Economist print example, a guy posting his income without a picture isn’t going to cut it. The key is trying to keep it short and learn as much as you can as quickly as you can.

There are guys who will do that no problem but I’m not one of them. I also “judge” if I’m interested based on what they write in their profile, and how they correspond with me, meaning if a guy writes, “ur cute, we should meet 2day” or something of that nature, good riddance.

Reply I’ve never used a dating website,but I know plenty of people that do, and they all say that if the person doesn’t have a photo attached to their profile, they don’t even bother looking any further. The truth is both are getting hosed in some way or another, but that’s true in real life too.

Look at this example from Dan Ariely’s book Predictably Irrational: option, and ZERO chose the second option.