Women, Men, and the Economics of Online Dating


From: Wednesday May 16, 2018, 6:00 pm

To: Wednesday May 16, 2018, 8:00 pm


Women, Men, and the Economics of Online Dating

Presentation by Behavioural Economist Stephen Whyte, QUT

Choosing a mate is arguably the largest decision a human can make. This presentation will be about mating and what can be learned from new data sources such as online dating platforms. It will provide insights into economic choices related to couple and family formation in the presence of new matching technologies and will illustrate how men and women differ in their strategies to look for a partner. These findings are important to inform policies related to psychological healthcare and economic support services, as well as legislative frameworks that seek to combat sex, gender and sexuality based discrimination and inequity.

 The presenter, Stephen Whyte, is a Behavioural Economist at Queensland University of Technology. His research investigates large-scale decision making in human mate choice markets.

His most recent work focuses on human behaviour in the clinical and online sperm/oocyte donation markets, online dating behaviour, factors impacting non-binary gender identification, altruism in blood and organ donation, and the conceptual framework of Sexual Economic Theory.

His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has received extensive media attention.

 Date and Time

Wednesday 16th May

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Registrations close Wednesday 9th May 


The Alliance Hotel 

320 Boundary St,

Spring Hill QLD 4000


$20 ESA/YE/WEN Members

$30 Non ESA Members

Finger food and first drink will be provided.

Remember ESA membership maybe tax deductible!




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The Alliance Hotel

320 Boundary St, Spring Hill QLD 4000

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