According to Finkel, “developers of matching algorithms have tended to focus on the information that is easy for them to assess, like similarity in personality and attitudes, rather than the information that relationship science has found to be crucial for predicting long-term relationship well-being.
As a result, these algorithms are unlikely to be effective.” Many online dating sites market their ability to offer online daters access to a huge number of potential partners.
So in 2030, I think we’ll be somewhere very different, and I think today’s nine-year-olds will have really incredible ways of finding love when they’re 25.
New Scientific Report Finds Some Positives, Many Areas for Improvement The report card is in, and the online dating industry won’t be putting this one on the fridge.
Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.
Many websites claim that they can help you find your “soulmate.” But do these online dating services live up to all the hype?
Not exactly, according to an article to be published in a forthcoming issue of a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?
Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?
Effective dating definitely needs to take place in person, the same way your grandfather did it, but I see no good reason why happens—and for the most important mission in most of our lives, it makes no sense to crush your ability to meet great people to try a first date with because it’s not as good a story to have met them online.