If Tinder profiles showed salaries, gender pay gaps would be laid bare with each swipe

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The gender pay gap means that often, even when women do the same jobs as men, they earn less. An illustration. Photo by Getty Images
The gender pay gap means that often, even when women do the same jobs as men, they earn less. An illustration. Photo by Getty Images

On a per industry basis, the differences in pay gaps between industries are stark, ranging from a 7% in financials to a hefty 34% in the real estate industry. The female representation at senior management and executive levels in South Africa is still, on average, only at 20%.

Put simply, if you and the guy you meet on Tinder were doing the exact same job with the same qualifications and level of experience, there's a good chance he'd be getting paid far more for no other reason than that he's a man.

READ MORE: Yes, women outnumber men at university. But they still earn less after they leave

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