Attention online daters (and prospective online daters)! Science has offered a new insight into online dating sites’ claims that they can find you a compatible match through their algorithms: apparently, it’s bogus.
According to a soon-to-be published study in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, just because the algorithm says you’ll be compatible with someone, that doesn’t mean you will be. It just means you share the same interests. Compatibility, meaning how well you get along is, for now, unpredictable, so you’re better off going on random online dates, as opposed to seeking “matches”.
But if you were looking for your ideal mate online, it doesn’t take a big psychology study to tell you that it’s gonna take awhile….
(h/t the verge)