Sex dating classifieds
Athletic, attractive, cute, fit, good-looking, healthy, nice body (for both sexes); handsome, hunk, muscular, rugged, tall, well-built (for males); or buxom, petite, pretty, shapely, slender, slim (for females)Kind, understanding, emotionally stable, mature, dependable, pleasing disposition, likes/wants children, good cook/ housekeeper (based on the list produced by Buss 1989); plus, in addition, giving, caring, family-minded or gentle Overall, in Pawłowski and Dunbar’s (2001: 7) study, females rated resources and social skills higher than males did, while males rated attractiveness and sexiness higher than females did.
There was no significant difference between the sexes in respect of commitment, which was “the common overriding preference”, and interestingly, sexiness scored low for both sexes.
However our study is not strictly comparable, because we focus on people over 50 years of age, therefore reproduction may not be on their minds, even subconsciously, when they decide to place an online dating advertisement.More pronoun use is associated with greater immediacy and involvement with a reader or topic.The vocabulary and semantics of online dating ads have not yet been investigated.This will also permit a comparison with the results obtained via interview-based methods of data collection in previous research such as Pawłowski and Dunbar (2001).We have collected texts from the online dating classified ads on the uk dating website web-based corpus processing software tool for linguistic analysis in order to compare the language of men looking for women, men looking for men, women looking for women, and women looking for men.
Pawłowski and Dunbar (2001) sampled only advertisers aged between 18-29, describing themselves as students or graduates and seeking heterosexual relationships.