Are you trying to find a guy whose favorite book is “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and whose favorite sport is lacrosse?You’re just a few clicks away from this dream dude. Scientists working with found that the kind of partner people said they wanted often didn’t match up with what they were actually interested in. One of the most amazing social changes is the rise of online dating and the decline of other ways of meeting a romantic partner. So it’s no surprise our screens are becoming the first place we turn to when looking for romance — because you need someone to take care of you when you get food poisoning on your vacation, right?
Consider a study by the Columbia University psychologist Sheena S. She set up a table at an upscale food store and offered shoppers samples of jams.
PICTURE PERFECT People put a huge amount of time into writing the perfect profile, but does all that effort pay off? It offered the minimal information people needed to have an in-person meeting.
No lengthy profile, no back-and-forth chat, just a blurred photo.
“They be called ‘introducing services.’ They enable you to go out and go and meet the person yourself.”What about those search algorithms?
When researchers analyzed characteristics of couples who’d met on Ok Cupid, they discovered that one-third had matching answers on three surprisingly important questions: “Do you like horror movies?