• The first generation in 1995—the launch of Match.com: “We use the analogy that dating sites like are like supermarkets of love,” Finkel said.
“You check out the wares (online profiles) and see what you like.
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The research will be published by Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Finkel maps three generations of online dating and discusses each approach.
"With a little bit of basic information, potential daters can get together right away for a quick face-to-face meet-up." Good old-fashioned face-to-face contact still is paramount in finding that special someone, and the faster that happens the better, the research suggests.
In previous research, Finkel and his co-authors found that ideal preferences of daters viewing online profiles fell by the wayside after in-person meetings with potential partners.
Although logical analogies are useful and effective, we want to develop more reliable ways to test the validity of syllogisms.