A fascinating article on the economics (and economic inequalities) of dating: https://quillette.com/2019/03/12/attraction-inequality-and-the-dating-economy TL;DR: . the numbers show that men actually do have a much rougher time finding romantic partners than women . in a state of nature, the top 20% of males would monopolize the mating with most of the women (polygyny) . monogamy as a social standard has a re-distributive or equalizing effect on the dating market, by capping how many mates the top 20% can have at just one, therefore giving other males a much better shot at finding mates === Whether swipes on Tinder and OKC are fair proxies for real attraction -- this is the most obvious way to scrutinize the methodology. But the implications are solid.