From DNA testing to personalized matchmaking, there's no shortage of services promising to help you find love — for a price.
But for those of us looking to go a cheaper route, there's a solution: the internet.
"However, the vast majority of people mate with demographically similar partners anyway, so such findings aren't especially useful in helping dating sites narrow a client's pool of potential partners." The Times piece goes on to say, "None of this suggests that online dating is any worse a method of meeting potential romantic partners than meeting in a bar or on the subway.
But it's no better either." So an algorithm isn't smart enough to figure out if two strangers are soulmates. "Mainly, online dating sites give you more options beyond your existing social network that you wouldn't have had otherwise," Eastwick said.
And, as it turns out, what we find attractive in a profile doesn't sync up with what we go for in the real world.
"People have elaborate laundry lists of qualities they think they want in a partner, and they like online dating profiles that fit this laundry list," Eastwick said.
"It is very very difficult, if not impossible, to predict initial chemistry using variables assessed before two people meet each other," said study co-author Paul Eastwick, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
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