Dating website where you bid
The growth of social media encourages internet-based connections with the people we know and love and the people we would like to get to know and love.
We are busier than ever at work, our jobs require that we either travel or move to new cities, and as a result, we don’t have the luxury to rely on finding a partner through connections with family or friends.
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.
The information you provide about yourself now describes who you are today, but it may have little to do with who you are in 10 or 20 years.
However, even if they could come through on their claims (which I’ll examine in a minute), think about the logic of this process.
Unfortunately, when it comes to online dating, there is no safety in numbers.
Because you’re not meeting actual people, but instead examining their profiles, you’re not going through the normal give-and-take that occurs when people meet and talk for the first time.
Their diagnostic tests seem to key in on the fundamental essence of our personalities, ensuring that we’ll be paired with the one person in the world whose fundamental essence will resonate to ours.
They also promise to improve the odds of our finding that person by providing us with access to large numbers of potential romantic partners; more than we would ever meet on our own.