As I have been involved in the "wonderful" world of on-line dating, it seems to me that men don't realize how much of this good-ol' patriarchy is ruining our dating lives.
Because of the dickish attitudes that many men were force-fed from when they were young, they act horribly and disrespectfully to women in the dating apps. As a result, women become very cautious and skeptical (a totally logical response), and will be far more reluctant to make the connection.
I guess there could be more hormonal explanation for men's overly aggressive attitudes, rather than sociological.
But if this idea of "woman as sexual possession" were to diminish, I think more women would be willing to meet with more men more often. Think about how much easier that would make the on-line dating!
This on-line dating has been an interesting sociological experiment, which I am happy to have ended. At least for now. Knock on wood.