A comment I found especially insightful was made by Elizabeth, who said: “Perhaps one of the best things about dating online is that one can know the deal breakers (smoking, drinking, how many kids, etc.) before falling for someone, before attempting to justify a relationship that won’t work.” That strikes me as an intelligent point.
Honestly speaking, isn’t it true there are certain things about potential dating partners that you won’t accept? Don is a 38-year-old never married man who has accumulated vast dating experience.
What’s informative is what happens when you share an experience with someone.
Ariely concludes that people have unsatisfying experiences with online dating.
Ariely points out that typical online dating websites break people down into “searchable attributes” such as height, weight, income, and political views.