Psychology behind dating sites
But popular as such sites may be, finding your ideal match online can take a lot of time, as traditional dating sites force users to read dozens or even hundreds of profiles.
So some sites are helping people narrow the field by using an algorithm – a set of logical instructions for solving a problem – to find love online.
His researchers came to the conclusion that a person’s key character traits and values are the factors that best predict future relationship success.
Using this information, they created a personality test that was taken by thousands of married couples, who also completed a test to measure their relationship satisfaction.
e Harmony, the second-biggest dating site, carries out scientific studies to improve its algorithms.