The Sent:Received Ratio quantitatively represents a user's communication dynamics. Rather than presenting exact figures, it rounds as a ratio to offer users a window into the balance between outgoing and incoming letters.
For example, a ratio of 1:1 suggests that a user has sent and received nearly the same number of letters, indicating a high level of responsiveness. Conversely, a ratio like 47:100 implies a relatively lower level of responsiveness.
To provide a more detailed explanation, let's take the example of a user who has sent 47 letters and received 100 letters, resulting in a ratio of 47:100. Now, if the user sends just one more letter (resulting in a ratio of 48:100), the ratio presents as 12:25. This transformation occurs because there's a common divisor between 48 and 100.
The Sent:Received Ratio offers users insights into what to expect before matching new friends. It acts as an indicator to help users avoid connecting with spammers or individuals who share inappropriate content.