A 2008 study found that online dating sites are only good for narrowing down potential dates by "searchable attributes," like income or religion, rather than "experiential attributes," like rapport.
Factors like communication patterns, problem-solving skills and sexual compatibility are "crucial for predicting the success or failure of relationships" but can't be captured in an algorithm employed pre-meeting (yet).
While chatting online pre-date might seem like a great way to vet matches, there's a "tipping point" at which all of that information gathering might be hurting your love life, according to a 2014 study.
[tags: internet, online dating, ] - The days of waiting for the special someone to come waltzing into your life have long gone. With the availability of free online dating services you could be talking with someone in a matter of minutes.
When you date online the amount of people available for you to meet is endless.
In the past, people used matchmaking, arranged marriages and printed personal ads.