Research into internet dating
People filter too much; they’d be better off vetting dates in person.“Online dating is just a vehicle to meet more people,” says the author and dating consultant Laurie Davis.
“It’s not the place to actually date.” The anthropologist Helen Fisher, who does work for Match.com, makes a similar argument: “It’s a misnomer that they call these things ‘dating services,’ ” she told us.
PICTURE PERFECT People put a huge amount of time into writing the perfect profile, but does all that effort pay off? It offered the minimal information people needed to have an in-person meeting.
No lengthy profile, no back-and-forth chat, just a blurred photo.
Cacioppo, more than one-third of couples who married in the United States from 2005 to 2012 met online.
Online dating generates a spectrum of reactions: exhilaration, fatigue, inspiration, fury. The typical American spends more of her life single than married, which means she’s likely to invest ever more time searching for romance online.
Afterward, users were asked to rate their satisfaction with the experience.
The responses were compared with data from the same users’ activity on Ok Cupid.
Men did better when shown engaging in an interesting activity.A recent study led by the Northwestern psychologist Eli J.Finkel argues that no mathematical algorithm can predict whether two people will make a good couple.In 1940, 24 percent of heterosexual romantic couples in the United States met through family, 21 percent through friends, 21 percent through school, 13 percent through neighbors, 13 percent through church, 12 percent at a bar or restaurant and 10 percent through co-workers.
(Some categories overlapped.)By 2009, half of all straight couples still met through friends or at a bar or restaurant, but 22 percent met online, and all other sources had shrunk.As Christian Rudder, an Ok Cupid co-founder, tells it, women who were rated very attractive were unlikely to respond to men rated less attractive.