Benefits online dating
Results of their assessment indicated that dating online was indeed different from "traditional" dating in a number of ways.
It also provided some superior features and potential problems.
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Matching - Online tests may not be able to tell you your perfect match, but they can help narrow down the options.
Cons: Communication through computers is lacking some of the information provided in face-to-face interaction.
As a result, it is harder to evaluate a potential match online.
Also, some of the cues and features that build attraction (like touching) cannot be accomplished through a computer.
In addition, people may present differently in person or change over time.
In particular, such testing often identifies potential daters who would be a poor relationship partner for anyone.
Thus, while you may have to date a few matches to find out who is a good fit for you, matching can help you avoid those who might be a disaster.
Pros: Many online dating sites offer various types of personality testing and matching.
Such matching can help guide individuals toward dating partners who may be more compatible.
Cons: The choices of partners can become confusing and overwhelming.