Online versus traditional dating
The guy needs to assess the situation, weigh his odds, approach her and if not immediately rebuffed, he needs to impress her, entertain her and spend money on her. Then after all that, he may find out she wants someone taller, makes more money, etc. This is known as the similarity hypothesis, or the “birds of a feather flock together" effect.However, this similarity was not shown to contribute to relationship satisfaction.However, scientific research does not support it, at least when it comes to personality compatibility.That is, there is no evidence that extroverts are best matched with introverts, or people who are open to experience prefer others who are also open to experience.While having more choices statistically increases the likelihood of identifying desirable partners, it bears noting that having too much choice can negatively affect daters’ mentality.
For instance, couples who met in high school or college may change drastically and in opposite directions from each other by the time they reach their 30’s.It can be argued that individuals can make better, more informed choices in a situation where they have lots of diverse options.Rather than choosing whomever is available in physical proximity, they may be able to be more selective and identify potential partners who meet specific criteria.This issue is compounded for those looking for love later in life, when their social circles tend to be made predominantly of other couples.Online dating substantially expands the pool of available partners, allowing singles to connect with greater numbers of people, many of whom they wouldn’t have met in their everyday lives.
20 emails though doesn't trump one real life date in terms of knowing if "thats the one". For me, what on-line does is it requires women to put forth some effort and to reveal what they are looking for up front. When he and I finally got together in the so-called “real world,” we each were as expected. Having said all that: If someone were to ask if I would recommend getting together with a person they’ve met online, I’d urge caution; tell them to spend lots of time exchanging correspondence before the face-to-face. Having said all that: If someone were to ask if I would recommend getting together with a person they’ve met online, I’d urge caution; tell them to spend lots of time exchanging correspondence before the face-to-face. In real life they may have poor social skills, be rude to the wait staff, or just be lacking in 'chemistry'.