The dating site Plenty Of Fish analyzed 50 million messages sent on their platform in January 2017, and surveyed 325 of their users in the US.
The data found that women were most attracted to men who speak German as a second language. Single men were 73% more likely to send a message to a woman who said she could speak a second language, the research found, while women were 63% more likely to start a conversation with a bilingual than a non-bilingual man.
More anecdotally, Mc Dermott also noted: “Like having an accent, having a second language can be seen as sexy, worldly.
It is also an indicator of higher education.” Recent research from another dating site, OKCupid, also found that women who said they found education attractive were more likely to find a partner on its platform.
I’m sorry to hear about your incidents, some people are indeed shameless and misuse language exchange websites for something else.
Tandem takes your profile information and then makes a decision about how well you will fit into their language learning community.3.
Duolingo gamifies the whole learning process, by giving reward points for every correct answer and race against the clock, and level up.4.
Michael Mc Dermott, a data scientist at the company who collated the research, said in an email that there were some correlations between being bilingual and other traits that had been found to make people successful on the site.
People who listed a second language on their profile were more likely to fill out more information on their profiles generally, and to be more willing to share information about themselves.