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speculates that this difference—women emphasizing femininity and appearance, while men highlight their occupations—has to do with the long-held societal gender norm "that women look for rich men with a stable job and men look for beautiful women." A new study to be published in the January 2016 issue of “Personality and Individual Differences," reported on by Market Watch, backs the saying up: Among the 28,000 heterosexual men and women between 18 and 75 surveyed, 80% of men said they preferred a woman with a slender body and 61% of women said it was important that their partner had a successful career.
also provides an alternate explanation for why men seem to talk about their jobs more.
Maybe I live within my means and work my passion instead of seeking money and power."12. "If you are 40-ish and are posting pics of you in the military from when you were fresh out of high school or several pounds ago and you've lost or gained pounds or hair since, I'll figure out the difference. They are children, not trophies, no matter how cute and loving you think it looks. I humored him and sent more pics the first few times. I've seen more bits of men in the last few years from men on these sites than I have in my entire life." 30.
This makes me wonder: If you can't post current pics, what else would you lie about? And please, talk about something besides just your kids. It wasn't like the guy didn't know what I looked like. Make a move already -- er, as long as you're not a psycho.
Since there are more fields in which there are greater numbers of men than women—including tech and the military—it makes sense that words related to those professions would make the "most-used" list for male profiles.
In short, we may be talking about a vocabulary gap in the way that men and women market themselves.
As for the body of the profile (which you can read in its entirety by clicking on it above), I filled it out with feminine guidance from my fellow Business Insider colleague Caroline Moss. The good Take this guy, who seemed like a real sweetheart. He came on strong and wouldn't buzz off and then told me I seemed Jewish. I talked to Marni Kinrys, a dating and relationships expert who helps men overcome difficulties with women (she bills herself as "the ultimate wing girl," though she recently started offering advice to help women with men.) She recommends that her clients try this very exercise – impersonating a woman online – for the sake of experiencing what it's like to be on the receiving end of so many romantic, sexual, weird advances firsthand.
(And I've got an LGBT writer working on an article from that perspective as well! Because you've 'been told by more than one woman.' All guys tell me this and we'd all rather you show us than tell us. Also, don't expect a blow job because you buried your face in my crotch."3. "If you want to step out of that league, do it with some game. Cutting remarks/insults sent to someone you've never met aren't 'jokes' or 'just being playful.' But they do make you look like an insecure asshole."6. "Do not initially contact me with: 'hey,' 'what's up,' or 'how r u.' I don't care if you're the hottest, smartest, most successful man, I will not reply to a message that took the least amount of humanly effort possible. "Don't call me 'babe' or 'bae' or 'sweetie' or any other such things in our first conversation. "I think men get caught up in wanting to show they're adventurous. ' is a super annoying and unanswerable question.
Not sure if he was making up his mind about something or hoping I would sneak a nudie in? Re-evaluate your pictures, and quite possibly, your life. I don't care if you play in the NFL, but showing up in gym wear is ridiculous."27. "If I see one more profile that says the guy likes the 'finer things in life and romantic dinners' I will vomit."28. "Also, don't send one-line emails and expect me to do a lot of work on my end, like answer that message. "When you ask me how my day is going, it makes me want to punch you in the face. Don't expect me to give you my phone number or meet you right away. Then again, please don't contact me if you are crazy.
"Why do guys take pictures of themselves from the vantage point of their penis? Homie either bald, got a bald spot, or hairline so recessed he should just be bald already. As a fat chick, I wouldn't be able to pull that shit, the fact that you think you can puts me right off."24. "If I'm expected to look like some kind of hot trophy MILF then you better not be wearing old jeans and a Metallica shirt. If you don't mention something specific in my profile, like, ' I saw you like this band. Man up and talk to me like an interesting human being. Conversely, please don't exchange messages with me, then texts, then a phone call, some email, for days (or weeks! Here is my favorite message I've gotten of all time.
After "ladies" (ugh), the words "engineer," "software," and "army" topped the list of words most-used on male profiles; later came "veteran," "musician," "construction," and "gamer." Women, conversely, most commonly used the words "girly" and "sassy," with words like "curves" and "heels" also making the top twelve.
And only one profession made the list among women: "nurse".