6 Scientific Revelations About Online Dating

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Online Dating: Myths, Tips, & Findings

Online dating is not nearly as stigmatized as it was a decade ago. While once viewed as a bastion for the nerdy and desperate, online dating has now reached the mainstream. A 2013 Pew Research poll showed that 59% Americans believe that online dating is a good way to meet people, up considerably from 2005. With easy-to-use dating apps for smartphones growing in popularity and reach, that number is sure to rise. Could it be that online dating will eventually cloud out offline dating?

While that question cannot currently be answered, a number of others can. With the help of the scientific literature, including a massive review completed in 2012, we discuss some of the biggest revelations science has uncovered about online dating.

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