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To answer that question we are first going to need some data (and a nerd to analyze it).
In most of the world the currency is money (or goats). The more “likes” you get the more wealth you have in the Tinder ecosystem. Attractive guys have more wealth in the Tinder economy (get more “likes”) than unattractive guys do.
I wanted to understand this trend in more quantitative terms (also, I like pretty graphs).
To do this, I decided to treat Tinder as an economy and study it as an economist (socio-economist) would.
It was determined that the bottom 80% of men (in terms of attractiveness) are competing for the bottom 22% of women and the top 78% of women are competing for the top 20% of men.
The Gini coefficient for the Tinder economy based on “like” percentages was calculated to be 0.58.