Unfortunately, though, just like that certain someone who fails to call for a follow-up date, there are indications these sites don’t come through on their promises.A team of researchers led by Eli Finkel, a professor of social psychology at Northwestern University, decided to test the claims of dating sites by comparing the likelihood that users would not only find, but also stick with their “online soul mates” for the long haul.Dedicated to verified college students and alumni (via education database). Alumni cannot initiate or respond to contact or post status updates.All Paid users can message and post and they also have added benefits.Yes/No; Free basic profile members can still see photos, edit profiles, search, use discussion board.
One easy way to narrow your options is to choose your site carefully.
These issues haven’t stopped promoters from making outlandish, unproven claims, such as the bizarre one from Gene Partner, a site that says its matchmaking abilities are superior because it incorporates users’ DNA: “Now, hard science is making it easier to find true love.
A new matchmaking system uses DNA to help find your dream date, and it’s redefining what it means to be compatible.” Flawed though these sites are, many singles still view them as the best option.
In studies, people tend to make smarter, more sensible picks when selecting from a smaller batch (6 to 10) compared to dozens or options.
With a dating site, what’s likely to happen is that you’ll closely scrutinize the first few profiles that pop up in your search, but after that, your brain gets tired.