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Has internet dating worked for you

Effective dating definitely needs to take place in person, the same way your grandfather did it, but I see no good reason why happens—and for the most important mission in most of our lives, it makes no sense to crush your ability to meet great people to try a first date with because it’s not as good a story to have met them online.

Algorithmic matching services like e Harmony and Ok Cupid don't fare much better.

Research shows no evidence of algorithm-based matching being effective.

from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a $2 billion industry.

Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?

Or the fact that these sites offer too many choices.

Research shows that having too many choices overwhelms us, and can cause us to make either poor decisions or no decision at all.

I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.