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And it gets worse the more prescriptive you are about your requirements.

Some sites take this to an extreme degree and let you go nuts specifying the attributes you want: professional background, religion, salary, ethnicity, personal habits, even pet preferences!

Suddenly there was a different way to find a partner, one that promised practically infinite possibilities, where an algorithm could find you the “right” person without you needing to do the hard work of ever actually talking to them in person.

And if you don’t like what you see, you can always click on to the next profile – there is always another candidate just around the corner!

Unfortunately, when you’re reading the profiles of other people, it’s easy to forget that this rule applies to them, too.

You know that what you’re seeing isn’t an accurate representation of them, but it doesn’t stop you from judging them on it anyway.

(Interestingly, that definition of “meeting online” includes more than just online dating sites, and includes all sorts of social networks and online communication.) But for many people, there is a growing body of evidence that online dating simply doesn’t work. If you’re aged 50 or over, finding a partner online is even more complicated.

You’re not looking for the same things you were when you were young: you’re not typically looking to settle down and have kids, for example!

No profile, no matter how well-written, could ever hope to capture the full extent of your personality.To make matters worse, most people suck at selling themselves, and do a terrible job of their profiles.And, of course, the ones who good at selling themselves generally do so by misrepresenting themselves to some extent.Instead of meeting people in a fun social environment first, and using all the social tools we have to figure out if you like somebody’s company, technology arrived to help you make a decision about someone without ever even needing to meet them in person.And with such an alluring promise, it’s understandable why online dating took off so quickly.

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