Ever tried to find love through your computer? Online dating has grown into a large, billion dollar industry over the past 15 years, and has become a mainstream way to meet your future mate. However, a new study, led by Northwestern University Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Eli Finkel, examines the truth behind online dating sites, and the bold claims that science-based algorithms will find your soulmate. Finkel , along with four other co-authors, reviewed over psychological studies in their page analysis. The report begins by showing that the stigma of dating websites being an online cantina of the unsociable, the inept and the sleezy anti-social, has been shed in recent years.
Study: The truth about online dating sites selling you the science of love
The Dating Truth- Honest Dating Advice for smart single men and women
Think you're going to go see that thin, blonde, buxom woman you've been chatting with online when you meet her for drinks tonight? Think that "affluent man" who you're about to join for an expensive dinner, will be able to pay for both of you? Think again! Running an exclusive online dating site myself, I can attest to the constant battle in working to maintain the integrity of online dating communities by weeding out disingenuous profiles -- yes, surprise surprise! Online daters lie.
Let me preface this with the fact that I have nothing against online dating site and apps or the people who use them to find true love, hook ups, or anything in between. Online dating is a great way for busy people with weird schedules or those who just want to meet someone new outside of their current circle and local haunts to find romance with a potential husband, wife or friend with benefits. I know several people who've met their spouses or long-term loves through online dating, and that's rad. Like, really hard.
With the rapid growth of online senior dating, there are many online dating sites out there for single daters to choose from. This would be somewhat annoying and confusing for those who are new to online dating. Based on the site audience, we can divide online dating sites into general dating sites like Match and the niche dating sites like dating sites only for seniors. Are paid sites better than those free ones? Why there are still paid sites if there are some free ones?