Fake dating profile experiment
I figured I would get some weird messages here and there, but what I got was an onslaught of people who were, within minutes of saying hello, saying things that made me – as a dude who spends most of his time on 4chan [the popular online imageboard] – uneasy.p .main-container #login input[type=text], .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login input[type=text] .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login div .main-container .remember-forgot .main-container .main-container .main-container #login div label .main-container button .main-container #social .main-container #social span .main-container #social span.facebook .main-container #social span.google .main-container #social span.twitter .main-container #social span.yahoo .main-container .main-container .When a man set up a fake internet dating profile pretending to be female, he set out to prove a point about how easy women have it when searching for an online match.However, his experiment backfired when – just two hours later – he was forced to delete his account because of an ‘onslaught’ of unwanted attention.
In creating her profile for "Aaron Carter Fan," Reed used the real photo of her model friend Rae to entice gentlemen callers.
Keep in mind that Millward's experiment is hetero-focused, and "attractiveness" can be pretty subjective. The judges were not too far off in guessing the attraction habits in the Ok Cupid pool used for the wider United States - though I do wonder who the real people are and how they'd feel if they found out about the results...
In the first 24 hours of the profiles being online: This might not surprise anyone, but seeing just how wide the gulf is between the sexes in a quick and dirty fake profile experiment is pretty eye-opening.
"I was going to make Aaron Carter Fan come across as so abhorrent that not even the kinds of dudes who comment on You Porn videos would respond to her." That, too, failed miserably: In her denouement, Alli says she could conclude that social conditioning has made it impossible for men to see women as more than just the sum of their appearance, but she won't.
Instead, she remains optimistic, but offers men of the world this "impassioned plea": Naturally, after her article was published, Reed experienced some backlash from men who believed she was being motivated by pure misandry.