Beyond the scope of the article are sites like Craigslist, hookup sites, infidelity sites, websites for group dates, social networking Facebook-esque destinations and MMORPGs like WOW.The report begins by showing that the stigma of dating websites being an online cantina of the unsociable, the inept and the sleezy anti-social, has been shed in recent years.
She won the 2017 Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction.
With those positives in mind, and the pitfalls outlined, there are “substantial opportunities” to improve online dating in the future.
Finkel’s study will be appearing in a forthcoming journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
I hadn’t had a date since before Watergate and I apparently had more tolerance for nuttiness back then, because it’s crazy out there in the digital age. According to a Pew Research study, between 20, there was a surge in the number of adults ages 55-64 who have tried online dating — from six to 12 percent.
There are many sites dedicated to online dating for the older population including Match.com’s Match Seniors, Senior People Meet, Our Time and Stitch, which is a little more community- and activities-oriented than strictly dating. So, one evening, I brewed a cup of tea and settled into my chair, hoping to find at least a couple of suitable men with which to correspond, out of thousands of potential Prince Charmings. Finkel, along with four other co-authors, reviewed over 400 psychological studies in their 64-page analysis.