Think about your parents’ generation: They grew up with no Internet, they likely stayed in the same town for most of their lives, and they automatically had more in common with the people in that town as a result.
Today, women and men are increasingly marrying someone outside of their religion, their ethnicity and their geographic area.
D., author of "A Scientific Guide to Successful Dating." Many services also ask you to fill out exhaustive questionnaires about your likes and dislikes.
It might seem like more information would help you make smarter choices, but again, that’s often not the case.
“The expanded horizons offered by online dating don’t equal unrestricted access to a ready and waiting list of beautiful people.
But when you search for perfection, you’re unlikely to find it.
"Understand, though, that you’ll need to take the responsibility to choose your matches.
Don’t expect the service to find you the perfect person. Seeing a new person every night of the week isn’t going to increase your chances of romance, just your risk of exhaustion.
Again, the researchers concluded that people who have too many options will choose nothing.
Although one day someone may indeed invent the perfect algorithm to match two people, no online dating site has yet provided proof that its formula works, regardless of what its marketing department wants you to think.