She says they’re betting on people looking for relationships, rather than sexual hook-ups.“One on hand, it limits the pool to choose from, but on the other hand, it creates more commonalities, and perhaps more chance of friends, schools, or past experiences in common, all of which are quick bonds in the early conversations with a new suitor,” she said.
Pringle is also the writer and director of Avatar Secrets, which is an interactive documentary that explores connection online and off.
From DNA testing to personalized matchmaking, there's no shortage of services promising to help you find love — for a price.
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"It is very very difficult, if not impossible, to predict initial chemistry using variables assessed before two people meet each other," said study co-author Paul Eastwick, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
"The algorithms are not scientifically valid and are extremely unlikely to generate compatible matches." In other words, matchmaking sites simply can't account for how two people will get along in person — chemistry, if you will.
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Take the 2012 article Online Dating: A Critical Analysis From the Perspective of Psychological Science.
The study's authors sifted through decades of research about what makes people romantically compatible.
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