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Table 5 Own Attributes and desired Partner Attributes for subsets of the offline sample, within each gender

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

  Male p value Female p value
Offline (Known parents) (n = 31) Offline (Unknown actors) (n = 49) Offline (Known parents) (n = 127) Offline (Unknown actors) (n = 67)
Age (Years)
Mean (SD) 35.9 (6.89) 39.8 (9.21) 0.036 31.8 (4.79) 36.9 (9.61) < 0.001
Median [Min, Max] 35.0 [27.0, 49.0] 39.0 [28.0, 70.0] 31.0 [22.0, 49.0] 35.0 [25.0, 66.0]
Unspecified 1 (3.2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Height (cm)
Mean (SD) 172 (5.31) 171 (4.47) 0.31 162 (3.94) 162 (3.77) 0.765
Median [Min, Max] 171 [163, 184] 170 [162, 182] 162 [150, 173] 160 [155, 176]
Unspecified 0 (0%) 1 (2.0%) 2 (1.6%) 0 (0%)
Educ
BA Own 18 (58.1%) 22 (44.9%) 0.399 83 (65.4%) 35 (52.2%) 0.055
MA Own 3 (9.7%) 1 (2.0%) 24 (18.9%) 9 (13.4%)
PhD Own 1 (3.2%) 1 (2.0%) 4 (3.1%) 3 (4.5%)
School Own 4 (12.9%) 11 (22.4%) 4 (3.1%) 5 (7.5%)
Vocational Own 1 (3.2%) 3 (6.1%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Unspecified Own 4 (12.9%) 11 (22.4%) 12 (9.4%) 15 (22.4%)
Status
Single 23 (74.2%) 27 (55.1%) 0.109 100 (78.7%) 40 (59.7%) < 0.001
Separated/divorced 5 (16.1%) 17 (34.7%) 7 (5.5%) 14 (20.9%)
Widowed 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (0.8%) 5 (7.5%)
Other 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Unspecified 3 (9.7%) 5 (10.2%) 19 (15.0%) 8 (11.9%)
Min Age
Mean (SD) − 5.71 (2.29) − 5.80 (8.44) 0.971 0.353 (2.37) 0.833 (1.95) 0.402
Median [Min, Max] − 5.00 [− 8.00, − 3.00] − 5.00 [− 24.0, 10.0] 0.00 [− 8.00, 7.00] 0.00 [− 1.00, 6.00]
Unspecified 24 (77.4%) 34 (69.4%) 76 (59.8%) 49 (73.1%)
Max Age
Mean (SD) − 2.85 (3.00) − 2.10 (6.96) 0.547 4.92 (2.39) 5.59 (3.33) 0.167
Median [Min, Max] − 2.00 [− 9.00, 1.00] − 3.00 [− 14.0, 32.0] 5.00 [0.00, 12.0] 6.00 [− 5.00, 12.0]
Unspecified 4 (12.9%) 9 (18.4%) 7 (5.5%) 8 (11.9%)
Min Height
Mean (SD) − 14.2 (3.64) − 13.7 (4.31) 0.66 9.18 (3.23) 8.91 (2.44) 0.547
Median [Min, Max] − 15.0 [− 24.0, − 8.00] − 13.0 [− 26.0, − 8.00] 10.0 [0.00, 20.0] 9.00 [3.00, 13.0]
Unspecified 7 (22.6%) 21 (42.9%) 16 (12.6%) 12 (17.9%)
Max Height
Mean (SD) − 10.5 (0.707) NA (NA) NA 14.0 (NA) NA (NA) NA
Median [Min, Max] − 10.5 [− 11.0, − 10.0] NA [NA, NA] 14.0 [14.0, 14.0] NA [NA, NA]
Unspecified 29 (93.5%) 49 (100%) 126 (99.2%) 67 (100%)
Min Educ
Specify Higher Partner Educ 0 (0%) 1 (2.0%) 0.133 2 (1.6%) 0 (0%) 0.547
Specify Lower Partner Educ 3 (9.7%) 4 (8.2%) 19 (15.0%) 9 (13.4%)
Specify Same Partner Educ 10 (32.3%) 5 (10.2%) 62 (48.8%) 32 (47.8%)
Unspecified Own Educ 4 (12.9%) 11 (22.4%) 12 (9.4%) 15 (22.4%)
Unspecified Partner Educ 14 (45.2%) 28 (57.1%) 32 (25.2%) 11 (16.4%)