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What if you started with shared values and interests and then explored the chemistry aspect?The six months I spent online were fascinating, fun, and frustrating.
Matthew Kassel’s New York Observer piece about his frustrations with online dating is sad, endearing, and very good.
In short, he argues that OKCupid, Tinder, and their ilk encourage an endless series of first dates that don’t really go anywhere.
Reis was on a team led by Eli Finkel that published a major review ([M]any aspects of online dating do not appear to improve romantic outcomes and might even undermine them.
For example, the widespread emphasis on profiles as the first introduction to potential partners seems unfortunate in light of the disconnect between what people find attractive in a profile versus what they find attractive when meeting another person face-to-face, a problem exacerbated by comparing multiple profiles side-by-side.
I had lots of invitations I said no to and a dozen almost-dates—guys who kept writing but never asked me out for whatever reason.