Online Dating: Nigeria among ‘easiest countries for men to find women’
Nigeria has emerged as one of the best places for online dating, a virtual journey around the world of online dating websites claims.
The men’s best countries in the world for online dating are Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria, Ghana and the Philippines – three African and two Asian countries, according to leisure portal, Wogoal.
Wogoal stands for “WOn’t GO ALone” decided to study the online dating world to enable its service address the biggest problem ranging from unequal gender ratio to fee-based services with low chances to meet someone, and profiles with no significance.
Egypt, Indonesia and Nigeria are the countries with the best chances for men to meet a woman online. In these countries women are most communicative. They like to reply to messages more often than average, and also love to stay in contact, the survey report says.
The biggest chance as a man to get a reply from a woman at an online dating website exists in Nigeria with the top value of 75 percent. From those Filipinas who have already replied, 85% will stay in contact and will probably meet in real life.
The most difficult country for online dating is clearly Ireland. Only 6 percent of the women replied to a message there. Additionally, most of them were migrants who have recently moved to Ireland. So the chance to meet a native Irish woman at an online dating website was almost zero.
The biggest danger that the woman loses interest within the first few messages, and breaks contact, was experienced in Bulgaria and Colombia. 75 percent of the Bulgarian women who at least replied one time, stopped the conversation within the next 4 messages. In Colombia even 76 percent. Also Italian women lose their interest soon. They take the third place in that competition with 74 percent.
According to Wogoal, “in the course of the development of our online platform we wanted to know in which countries men have the best chances to meet someone from the other gender online. So we signed up with one and the same profile to online dating sites in 60 countries of the world, and tried our luck to get in touch with local women.”
“The most difficult country for online dating is clearly Ireland. Only 6 percent of the women replied to a message there.”
The survey used criteria which flowed into the results of the study were: if the contacted woman viewed our profile, if she replied, if she replied the second and the third time, and if it was possible to exchange more than 4 messages, to know her better.
Logical conclusion: the more women of a country who were ready to exchange more than 4 messages with us, the better chances for men to meet someone in that country online, become friends, or even more. Every country had the same amount of contact trials.
“The biggest problem of online dating websites is the unequal gender ratio. In most of the countries the ratio is totally out of balance. The common conclusions of both genders when using an online dating service: men are frustrated because they have to send hundreds of messages to get at least a few answers, and women are frustrated because they do not know where to take time to read all those messages, and to decide whom to pick out of the mass for a chat”, Wogoal says.
Additional problems are fee-based services with low chances to meet someone, and profiles with no significance. As well as the question what to write in the first message to get an answer and to start a conversation.