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Professor Reis, one of the member’s of the research team, seemed unconvinced.“They clearly do not have a representative sample of Americans.“Although economists know a great deal about how the stock market behaves and why, attempts to predict the behavior of the market at a specific point in the future have limited accuracy.” If you think about it, dating sites basically claim to predict the future, arguing that they have a crystal ball with a higher probability of users ending up in romantic utopia.It’s a funny assumption, because even the bleeding edge of social science, which arguably has access to a lot more accurate data than e Harmony, is really quite bad at predicting human behavior.It features 24 hours of battery life and claims to be a 'mini-disco on the move'. (CBS) - Scientists want you to think twice before doubling down on online dating services. "To date, there is no compelling evidence that any online dating matching algorithm actually works," Finkel said in a press release.According to e Harmony, matches had the lowest divorce rate compared to couples who met in school, through family, at church, through or at bar.
There is definitely an audience for quick access to hundreds of people online."Developers of matching algorithms have tended to focus on the information that is easy for them to assess, like similarity in personality and attitudes, rather than the information that relationship science has found to be crucial for predicting long-term relationship well-being.As a result, these algorithms are unlikely to be effective," said Finkel. For as long as dating and relationships have existed, we've been trying to figure out a magic formula for love. Shopping market of love The scientists acknowledge that dating sites have their benefits - mainly, it enables singles to meet people quickly.But, going through so many online profiles may "overwhelm" daters.The researchers worry that searching for potential mates start to resemble shopping.