Some sites even promise “scientific formulas” to create perfect matches, making it sound as if the odds of finding true love are all but guaranteed.Unfortunately, though, just like that certain someone who fails to call for a follow-up date, there are indications these sites don’t come through on their promises. The extent of my research began and ended with me signing up for OK Cupid, and failing to finish my profile.
(MORE: Here’s How Your Identity Will Be Stolen: The Top 10 Scams) What’s worse, online dating services make claims that are largely unfounded.
Sites may say they use scientific methods and proven algorithms as the basis for matching, but they don’t release the data due to proprietary reasons, or the data they produce don’t fit the criteria for scientific acceptability.
If your regular email account gets filled up withoffers from Big Box Electronics Retaileroffers from Amazonoffers for lotteriesoffers for Viagraoffers for "sexy time web cam"offers for elementary school teachersoffers for discounts on school suppliesoffers for new credit cardsetc...
do you treat those the same as messages from old friends, new friends, colleagues, family members, anyone interesting to you?
But with the advent of technology, "dating" doesn't exist anymore.