Why are dating sites good

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A senior editor at Fast Company, Feifer met his wife Jennifer Miller, a freelance journalist and author, through Ok Cupid after narrowing his search criteria to two requirements: "Jewish" and "journalist."Feifer and Miller told me they didn’t start using Ok Cupid with the hopes of finding their soulmates.

Instead, both joined the site after ending long-term relationships and moving to a new city without many friends.

Research suggests that, while it is possible to predict whether two people could enjoy spending time together in the short term, it’s (nearly) impossible to scientifically match two people for long-term compatibility.

The majority of the surveys, studies, and reports evaluating online dating sites’ efficacy are paid for by the companies themselves, leading to some possibility for biased results.

Plus, many big sites have been hesitant to allow independent researchers to look at their matching algorithms in depth.

It's also pretty dangerous when both parties have different levels of power within the relationship, as well as being really skeevy if the dude is married (and a lot of them are). Tinder is an online dating app based entirely on whether you'd bone the other person.

If you want an older man to pay your bills or buy you a purse just because you're adorable and don't necessarily want to have sex with him, just nag your dad. If you've ever used Tinder and complained that whoever you met was a shallow asshat, know that you are part of the problem and should swipe left on your own existence.

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