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But despite these numbers, it’s unclear if online dating is any more effective than, or really any different from, meeting someone offline.In many ways, online dating resembles offline dating — the resulting relationships are no different. So why do so many millions turn to the Web to find love?By doing so, you have an instant point of connection (your friend), and somewhat of an assurance that you will be on the same wavelength (because people that are friends tend to be similar on some level).I’ve yet to see a computer algorithm match people the right way (maybe because it hasn’t worked for me) so I’ve been stubborn about trying to pursue many matches whenever I get alerts.The majority of the surveys, studies, and reports evaluating online dating sites’ efficacy are paid for by the companies themselves, leading to some possibility for biased results.Plus, many big sites have been hesitant to allow independent researchers to look at their matching algorithms in depth. Of the 13 online daters I talked to for this article, only one believes algorithms can make successful matches. “I don’t believe that an algorithm can match me up, and I don’t want to match me up,” said Jason Feifer.And if you can’t meet in person, then what’s the point? Personally I find them to be a bit frustrating, as there is no real “buy in” or connection made.
Experts say online dating sites see a huge traffic increase between Christmas and Valentine’s Day.The question is: Are those first dates and relationships really any different from connections made in more traditional ways? Even though the number of budding Internet relationships is increasing, the overall rate of partnership is not increasing at all.This suggests that online dating is proving to be no more effective at creating lasting relationships than the old standards.“I really didn’t see it as any different from the way that people met each other for decades past,” said Feifer. creates a relationship, is not the Other daters agreed, and so does Alex Mehr, a co-founder of the dating site Zoosk.I was turned off, didn’t care to see him for date #2.There really isn’t much room to describe much about yourself sometimes.