"Sifting through choices is potentially problematic in that it can create the perception that the grass is always greener." Toma and D'Angelo conducted an experiment with 152 undergraduate students to find out how the number of choices online daters are given, and whether these choices are reversible, affects romantic outcomes.What they found was that a week after making their selection, online daters who chose from a large set of potential partners (i.e., 24) were less satisfied with their choice than those who selected from a small set (i.e., 6), and were more likely to change their selection.Those who selected from a large pool and had the ability to reverse their choice were the least satisfied with their selected partner after one week."There can be more regret when they know there are other options," D'Angelo says.It's a bit of choice overload, a theory economists use when talking about people buying products such as chocolate or pens.
I sincerely hope you found someone amazing, who is worthy of the time and attention you gave to me. Take a chance on that person who didn't immediately catch your eye, but made you smile after reading through their profile.
" We laughed heartily, but in my gut I wanted this to be true more than I wanted to admit. I casually checked the site for several months, replying to some, ignoring others and trying not to be devastated by unanswered messages. Lives: Carson." One profile picture was a selfie with alluring baby blue bedroom eyes that made me suddenly hit the "Send Message" button: "Hi," I wrote.
I've entered "The Big Bang" territory: He's Leonard Hofstadter, with Sheldon's social graces, Bernadette's looks and Howard's moves. divorced and a single mom, but still with a soft spot for smart geeks.
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