Online dating vs matchmaking:
What are the differences between online dating vs matchmaking? Online dating sites spend millions of dollars each year developing stylish algorithms. However, users aren’t aware of the many drawbacks in this formula. Most online dating sites claim that they have an select secret method or algorithm that can match users with a life partner. I am not disputing that fact. I am concluding that there are a group of online dating members who use dating sites that actually prefer a real live matchmaker to search on their behalf and come up with potential matches.
To date, there is no convincing evidence that proves that any online dating matching algorithm actually works. Eli Finkel, Associate Professor of Social Psychology at Northwestern University observes. “If dating sites want to claim that their matching algorithm is scientifically valid, they need to stick to the standards of science, which is something they have uniformly failed to do. In fact, our report concludes that it is unlikely that their algorithms can work, even in principle, given the limitations of the sorts of matching procedures that these sites use.”
The thing is, sometimes we “click” best and have he best relationships with people who don’t “look good on paper” and vice versa. Have you ever met someone who the dating algorithm provided as a high match only to find there was chemistry? Of course, this can also happen with matchmaking, which is why a good matchmaker also relies on intuition – that spark of insight that compliments the formulaic aspect of matching personalities and interests. Sometimes, I just KNOW that a couple will hit it off! But the best way of knowing if you and another single have a chance of making it as a couple is to meet and spend time together. There is so many unseen factors involved in compatibility, just don’t be afraid of taking chances and stepping outside of your comfort zone.