If you hold onto the false belief that you need to keep looking until you find that soulmate, you may zip past some otherwise excellent dating prospects.
The decision-making processes we go through when we’re examining online profiles are also different than those we use in offline situations.
As you flip through those profiles, you’re not necessarily pausing and studying each one as carefully as you would a real person.
Matching Online dating services pride themselves on having developed complex formulas, or algorithms, that will diagnose you and then apply this diagnosis to helping you find the perfect match uniquely qualified to be your ideal romantic partner.
However, even if they could come through on their claims (which I’ll examine in a minute), think about the logic of this process.
There is no way that an online personality test can predict how you, or your potential partners, will mature over time.
The same can be said for offline matchups as well, but the problem is in what the online sites claim to be able to do.
Their diagnostic tests seem to key in on the fundamental essence of our personalities, ensuring that we’ll be paired with the one person in the world whose fundamental essence will resonate to ours.
They also promise to improve the odds of our finding that person by providing us with access to large numbers of potential romantic partners; more than we would ever meet on our own.
Online dating sites promise to use science to match you with the love of your life.