Marina Adshade is a UBC professor of economics who recently published a book entitled . “Why would you marry young when you can search longer and find somebody who’s better suited to you?
” Despite the popularity of this view, browsing your dating options online is still looked down upon among university students.
According to Downing, she feels stigmatized when she tells people how she and Mc Ginnis met.
“Both our profiles were family-oriented and we both knew, coming into this, that we wanted something serious, not a casual hookup,” Downing said.
“I’m glad we met online because we wouldn’t have otherwise met in person.
In recent years, the mass media has celebrated the merits of online dating, which includes apps like Tinder, but many young people still hesitate to associate themselves with it.
“Plus, there were no guys in any of the classes in my major.” According to Downing, she had been messaging Mc Ginnis for two days before they met in person for their first date.
Dating algorithms and scientific matching were the subject of a heated panel at the recent Internet Dating Conference in Miami, where Dr. Finkel, the study’s lead author and an associate professor of social psychology at Northwestern University, said there was no science behind the algorithms. Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle, creator of the Personality Profiler for online dating site Perfect Match vehemently disagreed. The dating sites stood by their list of questions to help singles meet better matches, whether through math or science.At the Super Bowl party I attended, two out of three couples met online; one on JDate, and another on Fitness Singles, both considered niche-dating sites.Professor Harry Reis, one of the five co-authors of the research study cautioned that comparing large numbers of potential dates might encourage a “shopping mentality.” I secretly wondered if this meant we’d have an “Add to Cart” option before checking out.On February 9, 201, CNBC will be airing an in-depth documentary called Love at First Byte, where executives from several online dating sites including Match.com, e Harmony, and Ok Cupid will discuss the business of finding love online in time for Valentine’s.
One thing's for sure, online dating is a hot-topic in the news this Valentine's Day.“If you and the other person connect, online dating moves faster,” Mc Ginnis said.