For some of those who actually met their partner or spouse through an online dating site, they should be very pleased as they have benefited more than most. Some controversial new research has revealed that online dating really has not much to offer.
A psychological journal has stated that human beings are so complex and varied that any two individuals who are similar to each other in one respect are not likely to be similar to each other in many other ways. Therefore, there is no real reason to believe that algorithms that decide compatibility are of any real use.
However, what online dating is good for is meeting up with new people.
If one is unmarried, the chances are that the more encounters one has with other people, the better chance one has of meeting Mr. or Mrs. Right. However, if one spends too much time off from work staying in watching soaps on TV, then the chances of meeting anyone suitable is virtually nil.
The more individuals one meets while online and go out on live dates with, then one has far more chance of meeting up with someone one really likes.
The success of online dating is really nothing to do with algorithms, according to the report, but is to do with the fact that those individuals who are really out looking will finally get what they want. In our busy lives doing things through the computer is just so easy and in the end, we should get what we are seeking, even after a lot of soul searching.
There are many features that are in existence on dating websites which the recent research highlighted. This included such things as multiple profiles being circulated through a number of similar participating sites. These can actually jeapourdise the ability for an individual to find their perfect partner.
Another factor which has dubious merit according to the research is the fee or fees charged by some sites which are, in some cases, exorbitant. These rarely come with any real guarantee, so are not that useful to the online user.