Internet dating should be illegal

13-Dec-2019 11:30

But there are also a few trends that I’ve spotted in my online man hunting and a number of photo faux pas that seem to keep cropping up again and again!The Topless One – Do those muscles mean you’re a kind hearted soul who will treat me well, stay loyal and look after me until we are grey and old? In actual fact it’s more likely that you love your body more than you love your actual self and would be really boring at the dinner table – chicken and broccoli for you then? The Group Photo – Its not the 90’s and I’m not about to settle down to play a rousing game of Guess Who.Gone are the days of eyes meeting across a crowded room or singing love ballads to your woman under their window.Dating today is all about apps and meeting ‘the one’ online has become a legitimate form of wooing."If dating sites want to claim that their matching algorithm is scientifically valid, they need to adhere to the standards of science, which is something they have uniformly failed to do.In fact, our report concludes that it is unlikely that their algorithms can work, even in principle, given the limitations of the sorts of matching procedures that these sites use." The authors say current dating algorithms look to predict long-term compatibility by matching personality and attitude traits, but most relationship research suggests that the biggest factors for predicting long-term success are how couples interact and manage conflict. "Eighty years of relationship science has reliably shown you can't predict whether a relationship succeeds based on information about people who are unaware of each other," Finkel told Reuters.

But this doesn’t explain the underlying motivations to send such images on a dating site.

2 issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest, researchers analyzed more than 400 studies to find out the real scoop on the billion dollar industry that promises love. All those sites that tout "scientific algorithms" that will help you find love aren't any more effective at predicting whether people are a match than the old fashioned way.

"To date, there is no compelling evidence that any online dating matching algorithm actually works,"Finkel said in the statement.

What would possess someone to send a graphic image of themselves without ever being asked for one, or even thinking to check if it might be appreciated?

When it comes to the internet, it seems common sense to think that the physical distance and anonymity the online world provides allows, even encourages, people to do things they wouldn’t normally do “in real life”.

But this doesn’t explain the underlying motivations to send such images on a dating site.

2 issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest, researchers analyzed more than 400 studies to find out the real scoop on the billion dollar industry that promises love. All those sites that tout "scientific algorithms" that will help you find love aren't any more effective at predicting whether people are a match than the old fashioned way.

"To date, there is no compelling evidence that any online dating matching algorithm actually works,"Finkel said in the statement.

What would possess someone to send a graphic image of themselves without ever being asked for one, or even thinking to check if it might be appreciated?

When it comes to the internet, it seems common sense to think that the physical distance and anonymity the online world provides allows, even encourages, people to do things they wouldn’t normally do “in real life”.

I don’t tend to get approached in bars thanks to my serious resting bitch face and the fact that I spend most of my weekends drinking wine with my girls in my flat in joggers instead.