Internet dating does not work


e Harmony provides its users with advice on dating, relationships, and—of course—plenty of diagnostic quizzes.Although these online dating sites attract millions of customers and billions of dollars, scientific study reveals that they cannot possibly come through on these promises.

When their expectation doesn’t match reality, they are then more disappointed than they would be if they had met the person earlier on in the relationship.

This process is exacerbated by the tendency that people have to disguise their flaws either by bending the truth or lying outright about their age, their job, their background, or even their marital status.

Online dating sites promise to use science to match you with the love of your life.

Many of them even go beyond the matching process to help you confront the complex world of finding (and keeping) partners.

In a recent comprehensive analysis, Northwestern University psychologist Eli Finkel and collaborators claim that online dating sites not only don’t improve, but may even hurt those seeking happiness in their relationships.