Are people desperate when dating online

The research that relates directly to online dating is especially poor, given that key romantic factors – body language, smell, voice and simply the physical presence of someone – are missing when you meet online.

And while presumably there is no nefarious conspiracy to keep the world’s singles out of wedlock and stuck on the internet, you do have to wonder just how smart it is for a dating site to pair anyone up at all.Improvements in “engagement” with a website don’t lead to real-life engagements.But there’s no reason that should faze the likes of Ok Cupid.Perfect Match and e Harmony say they cannot open their studies to scrutiny because they’d be giving away their “secret sauce”.In the meantime, they are welcome to toot their “science” liberally while never having to explain what it is they actually do behind the scenes.

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