Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.Although many dating sites tout the superiority of partner matching through the use of “scientific algorithms,” the authors find that there is little evidence that these algorithms can predict whether people are good matches or will have chemistry with one another.The authors’ overarching assessment of online dating sites is that scientifically, they just don’t measure up.For a love bases, online relationships are just ridiculous.The starting idea of internet dating was to get to know someone without knowing what they look like, to create chemistry with another person without considering looks.Most of the effortless success that others seem to have is an illusion.Most of life’s problems are not solved easily or automatically.
With the rapid technology advancement, there are alternative methods - online dating sites and smart phone dating apps. Although the authors find that online dating sites offer a distinctly different experience than conventional dating, the superiority of these sites is not as evident. Reis (University of Rochester), and Susan Sprecher (Illinois State University) take a comprehensive look at the access, communication, and matching services provided by online dating sites.Some commonplace things seem to happen without special premeditation, effortlessly.We grow up, find work, find someone to marry, have children and accomplish other such purposes without paying them much attention. Perhaps that is true for some people; but certainly not for everyone, and probably not for most.