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In recent years, research has suggested that haphazard picks can be superior to informed choices.
One Italian study, for instance, found that firms might be better off promoting employees at random.
Many of America’s estimated 30 million online daters spend their time chatting without real-time interaction.
“People are beginning to realize that it’s easier to take a chance instead of browsing hundreds of profiles,” Hall says.
Dating profiles have also become less reliable, particularly the photos, experts say. And even recent, untouched photographs don’t always look like the person who shows up.