What makes speed dating successful
I can also look at her "friends" guys that she accepts as friends on her profile. I suppose, for some, that that is the case; they relish playing a role, pulling wool over unsuspecting eyes.
If they're a bunch of scuz-bags, I know to stay away from her.
Interview-based research has identified a “kid in a candy store” phenomenon, whereby some online daters report that they are less likely to commit to a relationship and work through hurdles when they know there are always other options easily available. It is possible that some daters do find better matches when they have larger pools of partners, whereas others fall prey to the allure of always looking for someone better.3) Individual differences: age, motivation, and socio-economic status.
It is possible that online daters, as a group, are different from the general population in ways that increase their likelihood of establishing successful romantic relationships. First, online daters tend to be older, with most being in their 30’s, 40’s, and beyond.
By contrast, some traditional daters may stumble into relationships that they may not have specifically sought or ardently desired to begin with.
Finally, research shows that online daters tend to be wealthier and more highly educated than traditional daters.
EHarmony asks users to fill out extensive psychological questionnaires, many based on established personality scales.
It can be argued that individuals can make better, more informed choices in a situation where they have lots of diverse options.
Second, online daters are a self-selected group, who decided to invest time, energy, effort, and often money (for paid sites) into finding a romantic partner.
Therefore, their motivation to build satisfying relationships may be higher, leading them to be more committed towards and work harder at their relationships.
This is known as the similarity hypothesis, or the “birds of a feather flock together" effect.
However, this similarity was not shown to contribute to relationship satisfaction.