They are an expensive rip-off for many women over 45.
Speaking as someone who was recently “commoditized” by who I thought was a wonderful man I met on a dating site, I find that the types of people who use these services are looking at the wrong metrics when they seek out a prospective love interest.
From this context, the power of marketing—the hype, as Epstein calls it—is leveled, and one may, I argue, take responsibility for his or her life and chose his or her own identity as online dater or not. I introduced and edited ALL SHOOK UP: COLLECTED POEMS ABOUT ELVIS (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2001), with photography by Jon Hughes.
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Last November 2013 I saw his profile on a dating site.
My husband had died four years ago and his wife died 11 years ago. I questioned him about his continued online search as I had access to his username.
As online dating matures, however, it is likely that more and more people will avail themselves of these services, and if development — and use — of these sites is guided by rigorous psychological science, they may become a more promising way for people to meet their perfect partners. Finkel discuss the science behind online dating at the 24th APS Annual Convention.