Josh Green Looking to date the perfect vegetarian? What about a man with a great mustache? Thanks to a crop of niche dating websites, you can find your ideal mate based on very specific criteria. We talked to the men and women behind niche dating websites to find out what makes their crazy ideas so successful.
Online Dating Based On Science
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I was really hoping this article would have ended differently. But after spending countless hours scanning tiny pixelated squares of people who were supposed to represent my mathematically determined soul mate, I found that online dating websites are modern-day versions of snake oil. If you think about it, dating sites basically claim to predict the future, arguing that they have a crystal ball with a higher probability of users ending up in romantic utopia. The normally poor state of social forecasting is compounded by the fact that individuals, in general, are terrible at knowing what they want in a significant other. Another study found that College students who attended a speed dating event 10 days after evaluating potential study buddies online ended up being physically attracted, but not romantically, to the people they met in person who had their ideal traits.
Review of eHarmony: the Dating Site Built on Science
How do they decide who matches up with who? Sometimes, the process is very simple. Each profile has a list of attributes or interests that members check off. Some sites, like match.
Online dating service eHarmony has been banned from claiming it uses a "scientifically proven matching system". A billboard ad for the website on a London Underground platform seen in July said: It's time science had a go at love.