There’s just a disconnect between what social science says is actually possible, and what the sites say they can do,” said Slater.
The good news is that it’s probably only going to get better with time.
“It’s no different than if you meet someone on the street.
The same rules apply,” said Steven C., a yoga instructor who met his partner on [email protected] (a dating site that’s no longer active) 15 years ago.
But despite these numbers, it’s unclear if online dating is any more effective than, or really any different from, meeting someone offline.