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People against online dating

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.

"Online dating doesn't change my taste, or how I behave on a first date, or if I will be a good partner.

The same rules apply,” said Steven C., a yoga instructor who met his partner on [email protected] (a dating site that’s no longer active) 15 years ago.

The majority of the daters I interviewed (and Slater, too) at some point referred to online dating as a tool, and that’s just what it is.

“I think there is a possibility [that these algorithms] could evolve to better predict long-term compatibility.

There’s just a disconnect between what social science says is actually possible, and what the sites say they can do,” said Slater.

“Maybe it’s not the best means to the end of finding the best relationship, but it gives people a way to do something about their situation.

It may or may not be the best shot at finding what you want, but it’s doesn’t mean it will never happen.

With some goading from a friend — who somehow convinced me that the stigma against online dating was no more — I joined Ok Cupid and started scanning the thousands of matches that popped up on my screen.