Meeting partners through online dating could be the future of romantic encounters for many, but there are still those who are wary of wholeheartedly supporting online dating businesses, which includes two UCLA professors, who believe that eHarmony, a supposedly scientific dating site, is not being honest with its users.
An LA Weekly newspaper stated that Benjamin Karney and Thomas Bradbury, two scientists who conduct research on relationships, have condemned eHarmony. The site claims that it is able to scientifically prove that it is able to predict healthier and happier longer-term relationships. The scientists do not believe the claim, Karney told LA Weekly.
eHarmony says that it can find soul mates for those who are looking for them. The two scientists disagree, saying that such a claim is really not possible. They claim this as they say what the dating site is really doing is just keeping the worst elements off the site.
The researchers say that the way eHarmony is selling itself it is not offering a good deal to its membership. The US public is easy prey to propaganda and hype displayed by dating sites such as eHarmony. In the end, all that is lost to the consumer is the cash that is removed from their pockets in their quest to find that lifelong partner.
The problem is reduced to the simple fact that, in what ever way eHarmony tries to match individuals by use of algorithms, it is not that successful. Any predictions of the likelihood of a long-term relationship and the happiness that should go with it are seemingly very difficult to assess, particularly making use of information that has been supplied to a dating site.
Online dating sites may offer a way of meeting up with new people, which is fantastic, but it seems they do not necessarily yet have a scientific answer to finding a partner for a long-term relationship.