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Table 1 Summary of Own Attributes between males and females within the online and offline sample

From: The mediation of matchmaking: a comparative study of gender and generational preference in online dating websites and offline blind date markets in Chengdu

  Online sample p value Offline sample (Parents) p value
Male (n = 250) Female (n = 250) Male (n = 31) Female (n = 127)
Age (years)
Mean (SD) 33.8 (7.44) 39.7 (7.80) < 0.001 35.9 (6.89) 31.8 (4.79) 0.004
Median [Min, Max] 33.0 [19.0, 50.0] 41.0 [19.0, 50.0] 35.0 [27.0, 49.0] 31.0 [22.0, 49.0]
Unspecified 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3.2%) 0 (0%)
Height (cm)
Mean (SD) 174 (5.32) 161 (4.26) < 0.001 172 (5.31) 162 (3.94) < 0.001
Median [Min, Max] 175 [157, 206] 160 [150, 173] 171 [163, 184] 162 [150, 173]
Unspecified 12 (4.8%) 2 (0.8%) 0 (0%) 2 (1.6%)
Educ
BA own 150 (60.0%) 166 (66.4%)  < 0.001 18 (58.1%) 83 (65.4%) 0.062
MA own 19 (7.6%) 27 (10.8%) 3 (9.7%) 24 (18.9%)
PhD own 8 (3.2%) 3 (1.2%) 1 (3.2%) 4 (3.1%)
School own 39 (15.6%) 17 (6.8%) 4 (12.9%) 4 (3.1%)
Vocational own 24 (9.6%) 37 (14.8%) 1 (3.2%) 0 (0%)
Unspecified own 10 (4.0%) 0 (0%) 4 (12.9%) 12 (9.4%)
Status
Single 165 (66.0%) 105 (42.0%) < 0.001 23 (74.2%) 100 (78.7%) 0.15
Separated/divorced 69 (27.6%) 133 (53.2%) 5 (16.1%) 7 (5.5%)
Widowed 3 (1.2%) 10 (4.0%) 0 (0%) 1 (0.8%)
Other 13 (5.2%) 1 (0.4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Unspecified 0 (0%) 1 (0.4%) 3 (9.7%) 19 (15.0%)