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.
(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.
As a result, these algorithms are unlikely to be effective," said Finkel. For as long as dating and relationships have existed, we've been trying to figure out a magic formula for love. Shopping market of love The scientists acknowledge that dating sites have their benefits - mainly, it enables singles to meet people quickly.
But, going through so many online profiles may "overwhelm" daters.
Sure, you can answer the 150 questions on and hope to be matched to your soul mate, or you can just play the numbers. It offers an exponential increase in opportunities over bar crawling.