Psychology behind dating websites

Low self-esteem folks have more to lose, since more of their own self-value is tied up in the process — unless they say, “Ah, yeah, it’s nice to have a partner, but whatever.

I’m also just fine without one.”The upshot is that Internet dating is no longer the domain of the desperate nor those with low self-esteem (if it ever was).

(CBS) - Scientists want you to think twice before doubling down on online dating services. "To date, there is no compelling evidence that any online dating matching algorithm actually works," Finkel said in a press release.

A new study published in the upcoming issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest is shedding light on the science - or lack thereof - behind online dating services. "If dating sites want to claim that their matching algorithm is scientifically valid, they need to adhere to the standards of science, which is something they have uniformly failed to do.

There is definitely an audience for quick access to hundreds of people online.

Perhaps it's not the most effective way to meet your soul mate, but it is efficient for scooping up a dinner date.

But not all sociable folks consider the use of Internet dating.

Last modified 14-Dec-2016 03:37