According to Finkel, one of the main problems with the match-making algorithms is that they rely primarily on similarity (e.g., both people are extroverts) and complementarity (e.g., one person is dominant and the other is submissive) to match people.

But research actually shows that personality trait compatibility does play a major role in the eventual happiness of couples.

I found it to be a nightmare, A endless parade of bad dates ( most of which are creepy ) with one OK date,then to never hear from that person again.

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There are challenges to online dating that will likely have you going on bad dates with people you probably wouldn't have gone out with had you met them in person first, but ultimately, on average, online relationships are likely to be just as successful as those started the old-fashioned way.

For more on the challenges of online dating, see my earlier post:

Fortunately I had no bad experiences and was always careful and wary the first dates.

I never told my mother about Ok Cupid despite the fact we have a great relationship.

Online dating is increasingly popular, and yet misinformation about the industry abounds.

Let’s examine four common myths, and why they're wrong: 1. There is a widespread belief that dating sites are filled with dishonest people trying to take advantage of earnest, unsuspecting singles.Gross misrepresentations about education or relationship status are rare, in part because people realize that once they meet someone in person and begin to develop a relationship, serious lies are highly likely to be revealed. Many people continue to see it as a last refuge for desperate people who can’t get a date “in real life." Many couples that meet online are aware of this stigma and, if they enter into a serious relationship, may create false cover stories about how they met. A common belief is that love found online can't last.As far as the demographic characteristics of online daters, a large survey using a nationally representative sample of recently married adults found that compared to those who met their spouses offline, those who met online were more likely to be working, Hispanic, or of a higher socioeconomic status—not exactly a demographic portrait of desperate losers. Because online dating hasn’t been around that long, it’s hard to fully assess the long-term success of relationships that began on the Internet, but two surveys have attempted to do so.The particular survey analyzed for that paper oversampled homosexual couples, who comprised 16% of the sample.The homosexual couples in the survey were more likely to have met online, and naturally, less likely to have gotten married, given that, at least at the time that data were collected, they could not legally do so in most states.Of those who were still married, the couples that met online reported marital satisfaction than those who met offline.