Nov 112013

Web Dating Study Reveals Earliest Stages of Courtship.

Web DatingAs a graduate student at Harvard University, sociologist Kevin Lewis began working with a data set that tracked something that scientists had never really been able to systematically study: the earliest stages of courtship. By studying interactions in online dating, he could probe human flirtation in its natural environment in unprecedented detail. Who initiates the interaction? Who reciprocates? What happens next? By Carolyn Y. Johnson Continue reading »

Nov 032013
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Your  Online Dating Profile is Very Important.

According to, 40 million people in the U.S. have tried online dating, a staggering number when you consider that there are only 54 million single adults living here to begin with—and that the kingpin of dating sites,, isn’t even of legal age to buy a pretty lady a drink at a bar. By Karyn Polewaczyk Continue reading »

Sep 272013

The Odds are Good, in Finding Love, but How Good are the Goods?

A very thorough scientific analysis of online dating was recently published by Finkel, et al. (2012). In an interesting 64 page article, they overview the history of matchmaking, social psychological theories of relationships, and compare online dating to conventional dating. By: Jann Gumbiner, Ph.D Continue reading »