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Services like e Harmony and promise to find you the best potential matches based on complex and tightly guarded algorithms.
Take the 2012 article Online Dating: A Critical Analysis From the Perspective of Psychological Science.
The study's authors sifted through decades of research about what makes people romantically compatible."It is very very difficult, if not impossible, to predict initial chemistry using variables assessed before two people meet each other," said study co-author Paul Eastwick, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin."The algorithms are not scientifically valid and are extremely unlikely to generate compatible matches."In other words, matchmaking sites simply can't account for how two people will get along in person — chemistry, if you will.
And, as it turns out, what we find attractive in a profile doesn't sync up with what we go for in the real world."People have elaborate laundry lists of qualities they think they want in a partner, and they like online dating profiles that fit this laundry list," Eastwick said."However, upon a face-to-face meeting, most of this list goes out the window — people instead rely on their gut-level reaction to another person."The other problem, according to the research, is the emphasis placed on clients' similarities."To be sure, similarity on some dimensions, like race and religion, does predict relationship well-being," two of the study's co-authors wrote in The New York Times."However, the vast majority of people mate with demographically similar partners anyway, so such findings aren't especially useful in helping dating sites narrow a client's pool of potential partners."The Times piece goes on to say, "None of this suggests that online dating is any worse a method of meeting potential romantic partners than meeting in a bar or on the subway.
Online dating is now widely accepted as a valid, convenient & fun way of meeting like-minded people.
New Zealanders using have found meeting people online is more convenient and comfortable than through 'normal' offline channels such as bars and parties.
So Google everything."There's no way you can verify what's on the other end of a keyboard," Williams said."If you're at the point where you think, ' I want to share my innermost secrets with this person,' you should meet the person within three days.
And if not, head for the hills."Scams often go unreported because victims are too embarrassed to come forward."People don't want to admit that they've been had, and the emotional damage in a romance scam ...
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