The consequences are that we may end up making the wrong choice. Someone you meet in a bar could be lying about their status just as easily as someone you meet online.
Our decisions are also affected by the way in which choices are presented to us, and in online dating choices are certainly presented differently to how they would be presented in real life. We only get a part impression In face to face interactions we form impressions of others based on their general demeanour and other more subtle behavioural characteristics. This article would be true if it were written in 2010. Perhaps online dating doesn't work for some because they don't know how to do it, their boundaries aren't healthy, or they don't now what they want.
More seriously, in addition to misrepresenting the truth in online dating, criminals actually set up spoof profiles with the intention of praying on and extracting money from vulnerable people who use online dating. Be wary of online chat Before meeting face to face, we may engage in a period of online chat. I think online dating sites should respect the consumer's choices & preferences.
Walster (1996) suggested that online communication can be hyperpersonal, meaning that we are more likely to disclose information about ourselves, and do so more quickly online. Ive noticed that they DONT use the search options we choose & they continue to allow the same people we have deleted or X'd out to keep popping up. A lot of these sites are full of men who are just looking for sex or they're looking for someone to SCAM !
Therefore the best we can hope for is to be matched in terms of our interests. People are not what they seem There is now abundant evidence that people quite happily and readily misrepresent how they advertise themselves in online dating sites. The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement.
For example Witty and Carr (2004) noted that people misrepresent characteristics such as their appearance, age, weight, socio-economic status and interests. It does need "a 100 times better improvement", not 100% better, 100X better == a big INNOVATION.
Therefore we must have some expectation or hope that this will indeed be the case, and furthermore (especially if we are paying for the service) that results will be immediate. People are experience goods: Improving online dating with virtual dates. It doesn't matter what 'dating' or chat site you use--absolutely no one is going to get a real date or real relationship through it.
Not surprisingly then, most of us seek to find a romantic relationship in which we can be happy. We make bad decisions Internet dating sites offer us a vast array of potential date choices.
However, should we resort to online dating for the purpose of this? Furthermore, we sign up to several sites at the same time, then the choice increases.
Given all of this, if results are not forthcoming then it is possible that users may give up and stop using the site.
Even though it might take time to get results, typically some people sign up for a period of only one or two months and then lose interest. It is quite likely that many of your matches on a dating site may be geographically distant. Types of stressors that ncrease susceptibilityto the common cold in healthy adults.
This finding presents a big question for the effectiveness of online dating.