Although the authors find that online dating sites offer a distinctly different experience than conventional dating, the superiority of these sites is not as evident. Reis (University of Rochester), and Susan Sprecher (Illinois State University) take a comprehensive look at the access, communication, and matching services provided by online dating sites.I did my own research on people and chatted online within a site to see if we had things in common.
I agree with the article that says essentially, there are too many profiles and photos.
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.
I myself would probably start looking right away since looking for love online is a lengthy process!
I knew this man 40 years ago as we worked in the same agency for two years but never dated.