Internet dating and studies
Study 3: researchers introduced and tested the Virtual Date, offering potential dating partners the opportunity to acquire experiential information by exploring a virtual environment similar to real first dates (such as going to a museum).This online intervention led to greater liking after offline meetings.Unlike previous studies that relied solely on self-report data, this study establishes ground truth for 80 online daters’ height, weight and age, and compares ground truth data to the information provided in online dating profiles.
[email protected] published this interesting infographic about the science & art of finding love online, and tries to answer the question: does online dating really make it easier to meet that one-and-only soulmate?
Again, here preferences were similar across the sexes, although men preferred a submissive and introverted woman and stressed the importance of physical appearance in a mate.
Is online dating a different experience for men than it is for women?
This paper is part of a doctoral thesis that addressed the question as to what type of individual we prefer in a romantic partner.
To accomplish that the author presented two groups of participants a variety of questionnaires where they had to indicate their preferences for a partner.