As online dating matures, however, it is likely that more and more people will avail themselves of these services, and if development — and use — of these sites is guided by rigorous psychological science, they may become a more promising way for people to meet their perfect partners. Finkel discuss the science behind online dating at the 24th APS Annual Convention.
About the Authors I agree wholeheartedly that so-called scientific dating sites are totally off-base.
There are many kinds of love, but most people seek its expression in a romantic relationship with a compatible partner.
The present study examined the rates of victimization by physical, sexual and psychological abuse in adolescent dating relationships, with self-esteem being explored as a mediating variable.
Subjects included 257 students from a coed, ethnically diverse, religiously affiliated high school.
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.