Their current conclusion is that the matching algorithms so many companies claim to use to find your soul mate don't work.
And all of that begins with a quick and dirty assessment of rapport and chemistry that occurs when people first meet face to face." To be sure, Finkel acknowledges downsides to having so many date options.
In the 2012 review, Finkel and his colleagues used the term "choice overload" to describe what happens when people wind up making worse romantic choices when they've got more of a selection.
Then they set the students loose in a speed-dating session to see if they could predict who would like who.
As it turns out, the researchers could predict nothing.
Those ages 40 to 59 were classified as middle-aged; those who were older were separated into two groups: ages 60 to 74 and 75 and up.