A potential limitation, according to a 2012 critical analysis paper, is that sites don't have any way of knowing how people will act once they've met a match, since the intake questionnaires only gather information about singles they're matched.Factors like communication patterns, problem-solving skills and sexual compatibility are "crucial for predicting the success or failure of relationships" but can't be captured in an algorithm employed pre-meeting (yet).But if you have ever checked out a dating site or app, you can probably understand the good, bad, and ugly of it all.These days everyone is connected to the internet in some way, shape or form, so why not connect with others deeper than adding them to your friend’s list?But does all of that quantity and convenience equal quality? As 38 percent of contemporary American singles looking for love online, there's now a whole body of scientific research to give us a bit of perspective.
In fact, that aforementioned 2012 review found that online daters were less willing to settle down and commit to a single partner while they had boundless options literally at their fingertips, a sentiment that 32 percent of Internet users echoed in a 2013 Pew Research Center poll.
Thus, much like any other way to date, meeting someone online has both benefits and drawbacks. As it turns out, a simple analysis of the pros and cons of online dating can help out a great deal.
Fortunately, the psychological research just happens to have such an analysis.
While chatting online pre-date might seem like a great way to vet matches, there's a "tipping point" at which all of that information gathering might be hurting your love life, according to a 2014 study.
from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.