One in 10 American adults has tried online dating, and nearly 60 percent of Internet users say it is a good way to meet people.
Yet some researchers say dating companies' matchmaking algorithms are no better than chance at providing suitable partners.
Unfortunately, many people use their online criteria to find their , rather than as a tool to rule out people who are clearly wrong for them. Design-Your-Ideal-Mate Syndrome Online dating makes it very tempting to be too choosy.
After all, with that big menu of options, and thousands of people to choose from, why not aim for athletic women with blonde hair and blue eyes who’ve never been married, or six foot tall guys with dark hair and good incomes?
I see a lot of people unnecessarily limiting their options.
It means not only do you often feel lonely, but are not able to do simple things together as a close proximity couple can.Going on dates become a rare treat, for when you are lucky enough to be with your partner in person, and even daily activities such as shopping must be done on your own.The internet has revolutionised online dating, and now more than ever it allows long distance couples to have amazing experiences together, even when miles apart.Since its start 20 years ago, online dating has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry that includes not only giants such as and e Harmony but also niche sites serving older singles, Christians, Jews, animal lovers, vegans and even would-be vampires.As the business adapts to an increasingly mobile culture, more and more people are accessing dating services through smartphone apps, some of which allow users to appraise potential dates instantly and to accept or reject them with the swipe of a phone screen.