Aug 15, 2008

Grad Student Andrew Fiore Studies Online Dating

From New Scientist Magazine
August 15, 2008

Go online to find your future spouse

You're now more likely to find your true love on the internet than at work or at a party, in the US at least - especially if you're over 45.

That's according to a Harris Interactive online survey of more than 10,000 people who married in the US during an 18-month period in 2006 and 2007. "Wanting to get married and not going online will soon be seen as equivalent to trying to find an address by driving around randomly, rather than using a map," says Galen Buckwalter of eHarmony, the online matchmaking company in Pasadena, California, that sponsored the survey....

As online dating spreads, so will techniques to help people gauge the attractiveness of potential mates, says Andrew Fiore, who studies online dating at the University of California, Berkeley. "People aren't that great at describing themselves accurately, so expect more experiential online dating activities and games that help you get to know someone," he says.


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