An iPhone makes you 76% more attractive on dating apps
A new study says that Apple iPhone users are more likely to get a match than Android owners on popular dating apps — and you have almost no hope if you use Blackberry.
According to the study, owners of Apple's iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods who had those devices in their dating profiles were up to 76% "more attractive" than users of others devices or those who had no tech displayed.
The study, carried out by CompareMyMobile, analyzed the results of 50,000 "swipes and matches" on popular dating apps. The site had created identical profiles where the only difference was the technology brand that appeared.
Per the results, having an iPhone increased a user's chances of being "swiped right on" up to 76%. An Apple Watch contributed 61%, while AirPods contributed 41%.
As far as Android devices, having a Samsung on display actually provided a positive sentiment with an 19% increased likelihood of a match.
From there, it was downhill for Android users. Google devices decreased a user's chances of being matched by 10%. Sony devices decreased it by 14%, Huawei handsets dropped it by 23%, and OnePlus devices decreased it by 30%.
The worst device to show off in a dating profile, the study found, was a BlackBerry. Having a BlackBerry actually negatively impacted the chances of being matched by 74%.
Which tech was the best to display in your user profile tended to vary by city. In New York, for example, Apple AirPods were the most likely to nab a user a date. In London, on the other hand, an iPhone 11 ranked as the "hottest tech."
Other findings of the study suggest that women care more about a potential match's choice in tech than men do, and that millennials are more likely to be influenced by a date's smartphone than by the car they drive.
The study's methodology looked at data from more than 50,000 swipes across 15 major cities. In each case, the profiles were identical except for the tech depicted, and CompareMyMobile checked the results against having no tech featured in a dating profile at all.