Take the 2012 article Online Dating: A Critical Analysis From the Perspective of Psychological Science.The study's authors sifted through decades of research about what makes people romantically compatible.
The modern dating world is complex, app-driven and, frankly, a little scary.At the restaurant, while I was distracted, my date picked up a piece of sashimi and popped it in my mouth. It seems callous to end a relationship through an intermediary.My gag reflex kicked in and I barfed all over her leg. I don’t think so, not unless you’re doing it maliciously."However, upon a face-to-face meeting, most of this list goes out the window — people instead rely on their gut-level reaction to another person." The other problem, according to the research, is the emphasis placed on clients' similarities."To be sure, similarity on some dimensions, like race and religion, does predict relationship well-being," two of the study's co-authors wrote in The New York Times.