Can internet dating work
“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.
“They be called ‘introducing services.’ They enable you to go out and go and meet the person yourself.”What about those search algorithms?
According to the University of Chicago psychologist John T.
Cacioppo, more than one-third of couples who married in the United States from 2005 to 2012 met online.
No lengthy profile, no back-and-forth chat, just a blurred photo.
And they say that most claims for the power of the "exclusive process" don’t pan out. The existing "matching algorithms" miss key variables for long-term love.Of course the researchers admit online dating helps singles meet more people more quickly. One of the most amazing social changes is the rise of online dating and the decline of other ways of meeting a romantic partner.They necessarily make matches before the parties meet.But studies show that the strongest predictors of solid relationships are a couple’s live interaction style and ability to handle stress.