Research into online dating
They are an expensive rip-off for many women over 45.Speaking as someone who was recently “commoditized” by who I thought was a wonderful man I met on a dating site, I find that the types of people who use these services are looking at the wrong metrics when they seek out a prospective love interest.Read the Full Text Many of us enter the dating pool looking for that special someone, but finding a romantic partner can be difficult. Dating sites provide access to more potential partners than do traditional dating methods, but the act of browsing and comparing large numbers of profiles can lead individuals to commoditize potential partners and can reduce their willingness to commit to any one person.
This research project is supported by a grant and collaboration from e Harmony, a US-based online match-making company supporting research on the science of relationships.
I myself would probably start looking right away since looking for love online is a lengthy process!
I knew this man 40 years ago as we worked in the same agency for two years but never dated.
My mother and father had very few hobbies and interests in common, but because they shared the same core values, their love endured a lifetime. O.’s interests exactly down the line, I realized how dangerous this line of thinking truly is, how it marginalizes people who really want to give and receive love for more important reasons.
I met a few potential love interests online and I never paid for any matching service!
This theme of ‘reconfiguring access’ is an important element of several of our research projects.