Effect of online dating and relationships
Welcome back to The Attraction Doctor Experiences with online dating tend to be mixed.
Some people have excellent experiences with online dating that end in satisfying relationships.
The goal of their review was to evaluate whether online dating was 1) fundamentally different from face-to-face dating and 2) was superior.
Results of their assessment indicated that dating online was indeed different from "traditional" dating in a number of ways.
Without a clear plan, online daters can get stuck endlessly "shopping" for the perfect partner, rather than actually starting a satisfying relationship.
Pros: Many online dating sites offer various types of personality testing and matching.
For the busy professional, or the safety-conscious, such communication is an excellent way to "test" potential partners.
Cons: Communication through computers is lacking some of the information provided in face-to-face interaction.
Cons: Matching is a difficult process and testing may not be accurate for everyone.To ensure success among your many options, make sure you have at least a general idea of what you're looking for in a partner, and what you are offering them too.(For more on those topics, see here, here, and here).Thus, while you may have to date a few matches to find out who is a good fit for you, matching can help you avoid those who might be a disaster.Beyond that, it might be best to trust your unconscious feelings too as your implicit "gut reactions" can have a big impact on attraction. Communication - Online communication is designed to make an initial connection, not set the foundation for a whole relationship.