In that sense, a photo showing you skydiving may be alluring (or not) for different reasons; some may like that you’re an adventurous thrill seeker, while some might simply be intrigued by how you look.
“This [Elo score] isn’t a universal attractiveness,” Solli-Nowlan says.
For example, a study of over 2,000 married people revealed that the longer couples waited before having sex, the stronger their relationship turned out to be, with couples waiting until marriage rating their relationship stability and satisfaction an average of 20% higher than those who had sex early in their relationship.
This is great news, but it’s 2016, and we know waiting until marriage isn't always the reality. In an effort to explain why waiting a little longer before whipping out the goods is beneficial for a happy relationship, mathematician Robert Seymour and social scientist Peter Sozou conducted a study that showed dating for a while before having sex allows the male to prove to the female that he is “good,” which means that he is willing to care for the female and the offspring after mating.
Now, in an instant, I’d learn exactly how I ranked on Tinder. The team did a drum roll, and for a brief second I thought by a fluke I’d turn out to be the No. Something about “upper end of average” didn’t exactly do wonders for my ego.