Although many dating sites tout the superiority of partner matching through the use of “scientific algorithms,” the authors find that there is little evidence that these algorithms can predict whether people are good matches or will have chemistry with one another.
About the Authors I agree wholeheartedly that so-called scientific dating sites are totally off-base. Let me preface this with the fact that I have nothing against online dating.Online dating is a great way for busy or introverted people, or those with weird schedules, or just those who want to meet new people outside their current circle and local haunts, to find romance or a hookup or a husband or wife or friend with benefits.Read the Full Text Many of us enter the dating pool looking for that special someone, but finding a romantic partner can be difficult. Dating sites provide access to more potential partners than do traditional dating methods, but the act of browsing and comparing large numbers of profiles can lead individuals to commoditize potential partners and can reduce their willingness to commit to any one person.With the rise of the digital age, it is no surprise that people have flocked to the Internet as a way to take control of their dating lives and find their “soul-mate.” But is online dating essentially different than conventional dating, and does it promote better romantic outcomes? Communicating online can foster intimacy and affection between strangers, but it can also lead to unrealistic expectations and disappointment when potential partners meet in real life.They make worse matches than just using a random site.That’s because their matching criteria are hardly scientific, as far as romance goes.Or at least go it with your eyes wide open and be prepared for weirdos with dick pics.Begin slideshow Steve Harvey developed Delightful, an online dating service for women to make them "more dateable." Right.After a few minutes, a woman came to my table, sat down and said with big smile, "Hi, I'm Chris!Once you’ve filled out a profile, online dating sites will provide a list of matches -- people they think you are compatible with. The more matching attributes that two profiles have, the higher “match percentage” the site will assign to it.